Echidna is an Aboriginal name for the porcupine. According to Dreamtime legend, a wicked man was attacked by a group of men in a fierce retribution for wrongdoings and his back was riddled with spears. Believing their foe was dead, the men left and the the wicked man crawled off and hid, eventually reappearing as the shuffling spiny ant eater. This picture is the artist's interpretation.
14" on canvas Artist Terry Saleh