Bush Medicine by Patsy Long Kemarre

Artist: Patsy Long Kemarre
Size: 45cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Code: 45328

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There are many sacred Dreamtime stories that belong to Patsy’s country, Antarrengeny of which play a significant part in her ceremonies and culture.  One of her main Dreamings is the story of Bush Medicine. 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 plant 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.

Subtle ovular shapes in this painting form a star like pattern which represents the bush medicine leaves, and lines stemming diagonally from it represents the roots beneath the ground. Dot work represents the seeds.

 

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Background colour: Black
  • Size of painting: 45cm x 30cm
  • Canvas border: Black, approx 6cm
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.

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