Swallowing the sun at the end of the world by scallyart

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Bat Transformation – mythology and symbolism
Tupinamba people believe a bat will swallow the sun at the ending of the world.
Sharmanism – bats are associated with death and rebirth and an upside down bat in hanging position is seen as a symbolic for learning to transpose one’s former self into a newborn being.



bat, death, monoprintsun, mythology, rebirth, transformation

My name is Kerry Scally and I work and sell my work out of my studio in a small country town called Dumbleyung, which is in the wheatbelt of Western Australia. I work in watercolour, acrylic, and pastel along with some other weird mediums.
My original works can be purchased at my gallery/studio called Scally Art at 16 Absolon Street Dumbleyung Western Australia or by emailing me at:

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    so nice as usual
    and nie red color

  • thanks Bobby – the red is what they call in printing China Colle, and is where you incorporate some coloured paper into the print. I used som red celephone paper.

    – scallyart

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Great concept and image.

  • thank Dot. I have also added the concept sources/stories for the other two of these mono prints, frog and dung beetle.
    regards Kerry

    – scallyart

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanover 4 years ago

    This fabulous fine art print is featured in printmaking

  • thanks Marion, nice to be chosen.

    – scallyart

  • Trish Threlfall
    Trish Threlfallover 4 years ago

    cool image :))

  • thanks

    – scallyart

  • Wendy  Slee
    Wendy Sleeabout 4 years ago

    there is a real mystical quality to this artwork…and the bat…. soft tones, subtle lines….and yet the splash of colour seems to represent life and the energy that is always present….or evolving…..

  • thanks Wendy for your thoughful comments.

    – scallyart

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuabout 4 years ago

    LOVE this as a card/so complete

  • thank you for that, I looks good as a card.

    – scallyart

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 4 years ago

    Really wonderful work!

  • thank you.

    – scallyart

  • laureen warrington
    laureen warrin...about 4 years ago

    This is so lovely! very interesting to read too:)

  • thank you

    – scallyart

  • carboneye
    carboneyeabout 3 years ago

    Love the symbolism behind this piece Kerry, how appropriate for a nocturnal animal to devour the sun!

  • thank you.

    – scallyart

  • Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)
    Belinda "Billy...over 2 years ago

  • thank you for featuring my work.

    – scallyart

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