Witchetty Grub Dreaming by Rosie Bird Acrylic on Linen
Rosie is the daughter of respected elder and artist Lindsay Bird Mpetyane and his wife, Mavis Bird. Growing up at Mulga Bore in Central Australia, Rosie, like her sister Jessie was surrounded by artists in her extended family. Her paintings reflect her strong connection to country and the traditions passed on to her by her parents and extended family members. Rosie’s Dreaming is the Rat-tail plant or Alpar and the Witchetty Grub. Witchetty Grub are an important food source in a country where people rely for survival on what the harsh Desert country sustains. The bold strokes represent witchetty grub and the dots between the spaces bush plums, an important food source when travelling across the country. Rosie is an emerging artist and represents the next generation of contemporary indigenous artists from Utopia.
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