New Ireland

These New Ireland style paintings are an example of the way that a previous visit to a physical location can inspire paintings many years later. David’s brief meeting with New Ireland natives before WW II became the source of these paintings in 1974. The descriptions for these images are from David.

Sky Gods

The Bhutuloh came to earth, visiting the people of New Ireland in the South Pacific. They taught the islanders how to navigate by holding their hands out to feel the position of the stars (during daylight) and of the land masses which were out of sight.


Mahbutu is the god who created the world and all life. New Ireland natives believe that Mahbutu, being alone in the universe, created the earth. Sitting upon the oceans, he/she ejaculated into the waters, creating all life.

Art Stories
by David Paladin