Artist : GENEVIEVE JAMES
Title : Kunawarritji
Size/Medium : 813 x 305mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Genevieve has painted her grandmother’s country, Kunawarritji. This country is on the Canning Stock Route. This painted depicts women sitting down near waterholes after hunting bush tomato (wamala). Sometimes they eat the tomatos whole, first scraping out the little black seeds. Othertimes, they poke the tomatoes onto a stick, and leave them in the sun to dry out. Once dry, they remove the seeds to ground up and make into flour. The three circles represent the soakwaters or rockholes. People used to dig down, and wait for water to come up through the ground. Then they would scoop it up in a coolomon and carry it around to drink. The radiating lines indicate the sandhills that dominate the landscape of this country.