Janet Long Nakamarra

Bush Plums

Acrylic on canvas  
89 x 98 cm

Many women from the Utopian region use the Bush Plum as a central theme for their artworks however their depictions of this Dreaming can vary as each artist adds their own unique style and colouring to the painting. The Bush Plum also known as Ahakeye is a native shrub found throughout the drier areas of Northern and Central Australia and has great significance to Aboriginal people. The Bush Plum shrub has white flowers and small edible fruits which change colour from green through to purple and black as the fruit ripens. Paintings depicting the Bush Plum often contain dot work which represents the berries at various stages of ripeness and may include lines of white dots which signify the tracks made by the women as they harvest the fruit.

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