Soakage and Mulga Tree SP7903-Nora Petyarre Club

Acrylic on Canvas
30 x 30cm
Year Painted


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Soakage and Mulga Tree SP7903-Nora Petyarre Club

Nora uses circular designs to represent soakages that dot her land in the Utopia Region. Nora recalls that these soakages, now all dried and used up, had plenty of water in them long ago, even when she was growing up, providing her people with a much needed water supply. With their intimate knowledge of the land, Nora’s people knew how and where to find them in their harsh desert environment.

Oval shaped designs represent coolamons (full of mulga seeds) which are typical instruments used for collecting many bush foods and linear designs represent water running after rain. Nora also paints Mulga trees that can be found in her country.

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