Artist : MARIE MUDGEDELL
Title : Bush Baby Story
Size/Medium : 610 x 457mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Marie has depicted a birthing story from the past. The right way for a baby to be born is this way. Birth was sacred. The mother and the women with the right skin – … would go away from the main camp. They would make a windbreak for the mother and for the baby to be born. No man was allowed anywhere near where the baby was being born. The men went away from the main camp too. They went hunting for food. The other women, with the wrong skin names for that new baby, would stay somewhere in the middle, not in the main camp, not with the birthing camp. They would look after the other children, and also go hunting for bush food. When the baby was born, then the father might be able to see that new one.