Fabrianne Peterson

Bush Damper, 2019

Acrylic on canvas  
117 x 119 cm

Drawing on stories of her family, Fabrianne paints the Bush Damper story, depicting the seeds of the Wangunu plant that is found in the arid landscape of Alice Springs. Seeds from the wiry grass like plant are collected after the summer rain when seeding occurs. The fine branches of the Wangunu or woolybutt plant are burnt over the ashes of a cold fire, with the remaining dried out seeds collected in a coolamon. These seeds are then ground and added to a mixture of salt and water to make damper, a traditional staple food source that is nutritious and can be kept for an extended period of time.


AUD 6,000.00

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