This painting with the title "Bush Leaves" is on quality linen and was painted by Abie Loy Kemarre in 2017 in our Studio in Southport. Abie who lives in Utopia, 250 km north/east of Alice Springs in Central Australia stayed with us for a workshop we organised for her and her grandmother Gloria Petyarre.
The painting can be delivered stretched and ready to hang and it comes with a certificate of authenticity showing Abie in our Studio holding the painting.
The bush leaves depicted in this painting are from a particular bush which grows in a swamp close to the sand hills around Utopia in Central Australia. The leaves are collected by the women and boiled. Kangaroo fat is added and mixed into a paste which is used as bush medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Mixed with water it is drunk as a cure for headaches and colds. Through skilful use of colour and form the eye is drawn across a network of interconnected shapes, thus creating an optical illusion of the movement of leaves blowing across the Dreaming landscape.
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