Lot 333: Gloria Petyarre 2008 Bush Medicine Leaves synthetic polymer paint on linen
December 11, 2016
Ashfield, AustraliaLive Auction
Bush Medicine Leaves
synthetic polymer paint on linen
206 x 140 cm
Blue Door Gallery, photo of artist with work Private Collection, NSW
Gloria depicts the movement of the leaves through the trees and the leaves floating to the ground,this sense of motion is seen throughout her paintings. This story relates to a native tree which grows abundantly in the desert regions of Utopia.The green leaves are gathered by women and ground with a stone.When mixed with water this forms a medicinal solution for coughs and colds.
This Bush Medicine has been passed down over thousands of years and many generations.