Bush Plum Dreaming by Josie Petrick Kemarre (SOLD)

Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas

 

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Though Josie calls these little berries ‘bush plum’ in English, it also goes by the name Angkwerrpme in Josie's language or Mistletoe.

There are many different types of angkwerrpme in Central Australia, where all but one or two produce edible berries. Josie paints one that has sweet edible berries that can be found in shades of yellow, red, orange and purple (or black) in their different stages of maturity. Josie says they can be found growing on the Witchetty Bush (Acacia kempeana). Dot work symbolises the angkwerrpme and the colours Josie uses signify these various ripening stages.

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