Artist : GINA SUNFLY
Title : Mulupuku
Size/Medium : 750 x 500mm: acrylic on canvas Painting
Gina has painted her mother’s country, reknowned Warlayirti Artist, Bai Bai Napangarti. This painting depicts an important bush food, Mulupuku that can be found in her country around Lake Mackay, south of Balgo. The lines in the painting depict the tali (hills) Where native grasses grow in the wet season. It is from this landscape that the women gather seeds. The seeds are then washed several times before they are ground up to make a flour-like substance used to make damper. The areas on either side of the central area in the painting illustrate the ground that leads to the swamp.