This painting titled Bush Plum Dreaming was done by Lindsay in Year 2009 in Mulga Bore, an area of Utopia some 250 km from Alice Springs in Central Australia. It is on Linen and is supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity showing the Artist holding the painting.
The Bush Plum story is very important for the artist since it belongs to his country. Its songs, dances and symbols have been passed down for generations. The bush plum grows about 3 m high and produces small white flowers, deep green citrus-like leaves and bush plums which are black when ripe and very small. This fruit is favoured for its sweet taste and can be reconstituted in water if dry.
The concentric circle in the centre represents the site of the Bush Plum tree and lines stemming from this circle represent song lines or travelling lines of people associated with this story.
Lindsay Bird was born in c. 1935 on Bushy Park Station in Utopia, Central Australia. As a young man he worked as a stock man and drover. In 1978 when the technique of batik was introduced to the community of Utopia, he was one of the few men to participate in the project and in 1987 he began painting with acrylic on canvas. Lindsay's paintings are both iconic and linear. He uses traditional symbols with background dotting of ochre, yellow, red, black and white. His art is found in major public and private collections nationally and internationally. The artist now resides with his wife and family group in a place called Mulga Bore on the Border to Utopia, 250 km's north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. He still lives a traditional life and is recognised in his community as an elder and leader and one who was from day one involved in one of Australia's most significant Aboriginal art movements. Collections: The Holmes a Court Collection, Perth; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Kelton Foundation, Santa Monica, USA; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
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