‘Wanampi’ is a word meaning ‘Rainbow Serpent’, which one of the most important creation figures in Aboriginal culture. Wanampi has strong associations with water and the changing seasons. This particular tjukurrpa (dreaming) is a secret Men’s Business dreaming. Dolcy was given permission by her father, a Papunya Tula movement artist, to paint the snake’s shimmering skin as it transforms. He taught Dolcy to do the dotting techniques which she employs to represent the snake’s scaly skin.