Jean Ngwarraye Long - Ntang Native Seeds
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Acrylic on Linen
91 x 61 cm
The seeds are collected under a tree by laying a tarp on the ground and hitting the tree continuously until most of the seeds have fallen. Once the seeds are collected they are then ground with a mortar and grinding stone.
A number of these grinding stones have been in families for generaons. Once seeds are ground, water is added and mixed until a damper-like substance is formed, then placed under coals until cooked.