/ Anmatyerre
Aboriginal art dot painting / Oil on canvas,
"Bushtucker Ceremony.

Gabriella Possum Nungarayi,
daughter of master painter,
Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri. (deceased).

50" X 50"

"Bushtucker" is the Australian term
for foods found growing wild in the
outback desert.
This painting portays the story of a
group of women who are looking for
this food. We are told that: The "U"
shapes represent the women.
The white rectangles are digging sticks.
The white dots connected by black lines
are feather belts worn by women
during dances. The circles (or roundels)
represent an important gathering place,
such as a water hole, fire or
ceremonial center.

At 50" square, this is a large painting.
It presents with bright, vibrant colors
that draw the eye. It is an "artistic"
of the the artist's grandmother's country and was painted from above
on canvas spread on the floor (see photo). This technique mimics the manner in which original sand paintings were created.

Gabriella's work is represented in
major collections: National Gallery of
Australia, Museum Art Gallery of the
Northern Territory, Flinders University
Art Museum, Holmes a Court Collection,
Kelton Foundation and Winterthur
(Switzerland) Collection.

Gabriella was born in 1967 at Mt. Allan
as the eldest daughter of Clifford. She
learned to paint under the tutelage of
her famed father. As early as 16, she
won the prestigious Alice Springs Art
Award. Subsequently, her work has been deemed as "culturally significant".

Estimated Value FOB Fort Myers. FL US$5,000.00
exclusive of delivery cost.

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