Language Group: Anmatyerre
Country: Ngkwarlerlanem e, Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas and Linen
Subjects: Yerrampe (Honey Ant)
The first time Mbantua Gallery received paintings from George was early December 2001. He paints his father's story, Yerrampe (Honey Ant) from Ngkwarlerlaneme country. His father was Left Hand Sam (now deceased) and his mother is a senior woman and Utopian artist, Lena Pwerle. George also has two sisters who paint, among his large family, Nora Petyarre and Doreen Payne.
George is married to Shirley Dixon and they have two sons. They live at Tomahawk camp in Utopia region, North East of Alice Springs.
George paints the Dreaming story of Yerrampe (Honey Ant) that belongs to his country Ngkwarlerlaneme.
Yerrampe are a sweet bush food for the aboriginal people. When hunting for Yerrampe care is taken not to kill or hurt them (or not get bitten either!) so that they can go on and collect more honey. The sac on the back of the honey ant is pure natural honey.