A Dotty Duo

7 AM 5257/07
Fabrianne Nampitjinpa Peterson Damper Seed Dreaming 2007
Acrylic on Italian linen
1210 x 1240mm

Fabrianne explains that her painting is about the wattle seeds that the women collect for bush tucker. The seeds that fall from the wattle trees form a deep mat that is dug up by the women using their digging sticks. The seeds are sorted out and cleaned up and put into their dilly bags to be taken back to camp to be ground up to make a flour. This flour is mixed with water and a little salt and baked in the ground to make damper (bush bread). The imagery reflects the flow of the seeds in the dilly bag.

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