Daphne Marks

Bush Onion Dreaming, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
28 x 20 in
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This painting shows the Yalka Dreaming (Bush onion) which is situated in a place called Analy, close to Town Bore outstation. Bush onions grow after the rain are collected by all the women. The Yalka are found underneath the surface and can be eaten raw or cooked in the hot sand next to the campfire. Paintings referring to this Dreaming show diverse motifs such as plants leaves seeds layers or roots.