Janet Long Nakamarra


Seed Dreaming (Ngurlu), Wet Season, 2017

Acrylic on canvas Acrylic  
93 x 101 cm

In this image Janet has painted the story of the seeds that women collect after termites hollow out the base of the plants and weaken their leaves during the wet season.

The small yellow circles depict the bread that women bake out of flour which is ground from the collected seeds. The women themselves are the ā€˜Uā€™ shapes seen in groups of two around the canvas. The white lines reflect the dreaming that the women paint onto their bodies whilst they dance their stories.

This dreaming shows the coexistence and interdependence of humans, animals and elements. The water at the centre of the image is feeding each being in this work, sustaining the women and their community by proving easily harvested food.


AUD 2,900.00

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