We're talking again about Papunya

14 AM 5555/08
Michael Nelson Jagamarra Bush Berries 2007
Acrylic on Belgian linen
915 x 1220mm

Michael said this painting tells the story of the 'lolly tree' - a favourite traditional bush food. This is a dreaming or Creation story that belongs to his family. Michael told how the small young fruits are sweet, becoming bitter as they matured. The lolly tree grew at Mt Singleton, known as the Wanampi tali (snake sand hill). He used to watch the old men throw rocks at the tree, then grind the seeds up or chuck'em around to grow new trees. Michael remembers climbing up the tree for food as a child. Mt Singleton is now a private station

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