Artist : VERONICA DANIELS
Title : Minna Minna
Size/Medium : 1200 x 400mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
In this painting Veronica recounts how her and her sister Jeanie Daniels learnt from her grandmother and mother about how to make shoes. On her grandmothers country; Minna Minna. which is east of Yagga Yagga.
The U shapes depict people sitting around, with a digging stick and a coolomun full of branches each. The kaleidoscope of colours and shapes in the centre of the painting represent fire and all of the plants that they used to collect to cook up on that fire. Jeanie learnt from her mother, who learnt from her grandmother, how to cook the sticks until their skin drys and peels off. Then they would turn the bark into string for the shoes.