This impressive and very detailed painting was done by Abie in our studio in 2008 during a workshop I organised for her and Gloria Petyarre.
The image painted depicts the Dreamtime story of the Bush Turkey ancestor. The bush turkey in search of food, roams Abie's country "Utopia" leaving behind its tracks. Utopia is Aboriginal land ca. 250 km north/east of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
The bush turkey story is significant to Abie and her family and all Aboriginal people who share custodianship of this Dreaming and is re- enacted often during ceremonies.