synthetic polymer paint on canvas board
13 x 18 cm
Provenance Tangentyere Artists, N.T Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Exhibited: Songlines Coo-ee Christmas 2012, Coo-ee Aboriginal Art Gallery, NSW Sydney December 2012
Story In this painting Louise represents Bush Medicine. Here the artist paints the shapes of the leaves and the dots represent the seeds of the plant. There are different types of Bush Medicine in the Central Desert. One is used as an ointment where the star shaped leaves, along with the seeds of the plane are crushed, mixed with animal fats and applied topically on sores. Another has medicinal properties in its roots that can be dug up and drunk straight from the root to cure sore throats. This Bush Medicine has been passed down over thousands of years and many generations. Purchase Details This work, as part of Coo-ee's Christmas show, Songlines: Coo-ee Christmas is available for sale from 3pm the 24th November at the exhibition opening and not before. So first in, best dressed! If you are unable to make the exhibition opening, simply register your interest via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61 2 9300 9200. Please send through a 'wish list' of works in preference order and specify how many works in total you want. We will endeavour to get you the works of your choosing but are unable to guarantee this. This exhibition is designed to be a bit of fun for Christmas so I hope you enjoy it. The works will sell out quickly so be sure to get in first.