Artist: Maisie Petyarre Bundey
Size: 107cm x 91cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen
Story from the certificate of authenticity:
Maisie paints the bush tucker found in her country, the area that surrounds Boundary Bore in the Utopia homelands. She paints bush plums, bush bananas, bush potatoes and bush medicine plants. The main motif which recurs often in Maisie's artworks is a full coolamon. When she paints she always speaks of gathering and hunting on her country 'long way from here, longtime ago', filling up coolamons with 'bush potato, bush banana, goanna and porcupine. 'Maisie always says her family are 'happy ones, healthy ones.'
Painting bush medicine stories is important because it helps to maintain a strong knowledge and culture for the community.
The community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint 'altyerr' dreaming stories. The artists paint their country where those stories sit.
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