synthetic polymer paint on canvas
30 x 30 cm
This work represents the seeds of a bush food called Ilyarnay. When women gather for ceremony they collect the seeds. Awelye is the Anmatyerre/Alyawarre word for these women's ceremonies. Awelye also refers specifically to the designs applied to a women's body as part of a ceremony. The Awelye is performed by Aboriginal women to recall their ancestors, to show respect for their country and to demonstrate their responsibility for the wellbeing of their community.