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Betty Pula Morton - My Country and Bush Medicine

750.00

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Acrylic on Linen
61 x 46 cm

 

By Betty Pula Morton.

The community of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint ‘altyerr’ dreaming stories. Instead, the arti􏰁sts paint their country, where those stories sit.

Be􏰀tty has painted her country, where she can always find bush tucker and bush medicine. She is happiest when out bush hunti􏰁ng and gathering, it is when she feels most closely connected to country and culture.

She draws her inspirati􏰁on from being out on the land, especially from the hunti􏰁ng and gathering trips during which she sees the different seasonal plants, bush foods and medicines, and observes the ever-changing layered landscapes.

"They are always changing, with the light of day and the seasons of the year."

Bett􏰀y enjoys and understands the importance of painti􏰁ng bush medicine plants. They help to heal her people, and it keeps the tradi􏰁tion and knowledge strong. The par􏰁ticular plants she has depicted are very plenti􏰁ful a􏰃fter rain and can be used for numerous conditi􏰁ons, such as skin irrita􏰁ons, flu, coughs and infecti􏰁ons.

"Bush medicine plants are used for healing on the body and for drinking. We make this by smashing the plants with a rock, we use the juice and the fibre of the plant.

We collect bush medicine plants when we are out hunti􏰁ng. Different kinds of plants grow during different seasons.

There are lots of different medicines, we know what their stories are as we learnt them from our parents and we teach these stories to our children." 

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