This is an original piece of contemporary aboriginal art, which is part of a tradition that dates back fifty thousand years in Australia. The paintings are centered around their spiritual beliefs, and central to their life. This piece is painted with acrylic on linen, and is accompanied by its certificate of authenticity. This piece can be displayed in either orientation.
The artists of Ampilatwatja made a conscious decision not to paint dreaming stories. Instead the artists paint their country where those stories sit. In the words of the artist, “We look for these plants in rocky country, we can find a little purple plum that we use to clean the kidneys and sometimes for flue. 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 color changes to a light green.” Communicating this love, knowledge, and appreciation of country and all it provides is important to Margaret because “it keeps culture strong.”