In this painting, Sam paints the Barramundi. The Barramundi is a large Australian fish found in freshwater rivers and in the ocean. The freshwater fish is the variety most represented in Aboriginal artworks. Barramundi is found in the northern rivers in the Kimberley, Northern Territory, and Queensland. In these areas, it features in rock art sites where ancient paintings have survived for thousands of years.
Barramundi images that look just like the ones from ancient times are still being painted by Aboriginal artists today. Often the images show the insides of the Barramundi, which has come to be called the x-ray style of art.