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Bush Leaves

90 x 200 cm
90 x 200 cm

Cat.No: J42

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Janet Golder Kngwarreye

/ Bush Leaves

/ Cat.No: J42


Painted 2021


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.