It's a warm, sunny day in Central Australia and Josepha spreads out comfortably on her porch, on pillows stacked over her canvas to get a good angle with her paint applicator bottle. She knows she'll be there awhile but it doesn't stop her smiling. Painting makes her happy, she says, and she hopes people will like her artwork.
Josepha's Bush Berries paintings are meticulously crafted, dot by dot, layer by layer, until the black canvas is completely filled and she is satisfied every dot has its place and purpose in the finished artwork.
Dotwork is an important method used by Josepha to capture the ripening journey of angkwerrpme; a special edible bush berry sacred to her people.