Soakage by Lena Pwerle (SOLD)

90cm x 90cm

This painting has been hand painted by Lena Pwerle of Utopia, Central Australia. Circular designs represent soakages (or waterholes) that are spread across her land in the Utopia Region.

Lena says that these soakages, now all dried and used up, had plenty of water in them long ago, even when she was growing up, providing her people with a much needed water supply. With their intimate knowledge of the land, Lena’s people knew how and where to find them in the harsh arid environment.

Long time [ago] olden time mob get their little coolamon (bowl), they check them [soakages] – proper good one water! They been find ‘em under the ground. My grandmother taught me where to find ‘em. They dry now, they finish. They [my people] drink bore water now” - Lena Pwerle

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Size of painting: 90cm x 90cm
  • Background colour: Black
  • Border: Approx 6cm of black canvas
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.
  • This painting comes unstretched and rolled in a tube.

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This painting is 100% original. Hand painted by the artist with acrylics.

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