natural earth pigments on linen
90 x 60 cm
Also known as the â€˜upside down tree', boab tree, or as the Kija people say, jumaliny, the bottle tree is one of the most enduring and recognizable features of that vast area in the north of Western Australia , The Kimberleys. A source of food for the bush people, the white pith contained in it's large brown nuts, when boiled with water, is still used today to ward off the flu-like effects of â€˜cold-sick', widespread in the cold months of June and July. The â€˜full shade' afforded by the huge trunk and limbs, is where the desert dwellers would head to in the months when the midday heat becomes unbearable.