Keenan paints the story of the Tyankern. This is a very important story for Keenan that belongs to his country, Ilkawerne. This story, its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down to Keenan from his father. The tyankern is a sweet edible berry that belongs to a type of mistletoe.
Concentric circles are traditional symbols representing this sacred mens story and parallel lines stemming from the circles represent song lines or travelling lines. Background dot work symbolizes the different colours that the tyankern go through during maturity.