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Beyula Puntungka Napanangka Kalinykalinypa Tjukurrpa (Honey Grevillea) 2011
Acrylic on Linen
1525 x 1220mm
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Beyula is telling the story of the Kalinykalinypa or Desert Grevillea flower, a favourite bush food of the Anangu (people). Kalinykalinypa grows in the sandy soils on the plains. The feathery flowers are picked early in the morning and placed in a billycan of water to create 'honeywater' (cordial) or sucked for their sweet honey dew. More often than not the Anangu moved from flower to flower bending to suck the nectar rather than picking it.

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