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Margaret Kemarre Ross - Bush Flowers and Bush Medicine Plants

450.00

Acrylic on Linen

61 x 51 cm


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

Margaret loves to paint is endlessly inspired by Country. When she goes hunti􏰁ng, she enjoys seeing the bush flowers and looking for bush medicine.

"We look for these plants in rocky country, we can find a litt􏰀le purple plum that we use to clean the kidneys and someti􏰁mes for flu. The yellow flowers are used for scabies, we boil them in water and wash our skin with it. The pink flowers we use for when we have sore eyes, we mix the flowers with water and the colour changes to a light green."

Communicati􏰁ng this love, knowledge and apprectati􏰁on of country and all it provides is important to Margaret because "it keeps culture strong." 

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Bay Gallery Home Australian Aboriginal Art Authentic UK Gallery Dealer Indigenous Central Australian Desert Provenance Margaret Kemarre Ross