#123 Bush Medicine Seeds (sunset colors)- SHARON NUMINA : Aboriginal Art : 134 x 200cm
ARTIST: Sharon Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - North Utopia Central Desert Region
TITLE: Bush Medicine Seeds
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
Medicine Leaves, Seeded Bush Yam, Bush Leaves, Kurrajong Seeding and Seeds Dreaming are a variant on the Bush Medicine Leaves theme of the Numina Sisters' stunning and flamboyant paintings series.
The Bush Medicine Leaves Dreaming healing knowledge story is a popular theme series of the Numina Sisters. Many women from the central Australia Utopia regions hold custody of Bush Medicine Leaves in common.
Bush medicine leaves - the aromatic turpentine antiseptic variety depicted in this painting - are used for relieving colds, flus, breathing issues and such. It is most often boiled and the resin used in various ways including inhalation or mixed with kangaroo fat and rubbed onto aching bones and sores. The leaves can also be used to wrap around infected wounds to keep clean and reduce pain using natural made string and bark to hold it on. The plant contains antiseptic properties and smells similar to eucalyptus and mixed herbs. It is still used widely today and also features in modern healing or cleansing mainstream gatherings such as premises smokings.
Sharon was born in 1981 and attended school in Kormilda College in Darwin.
Sharon is one of six sisters and three brothers. Her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana from Stirling Station near Tenant Creek who is also an artist.
Sharon has been painting for galleries across the country for over nine years.
Her works have been purchased by art lovers and collectors and Sharon’s works were part of a collaborative exhibition in Cairns in 2010.
Sharon paints many stories from her family and is also a strong teacher to the next generation. Sharon is currently teaching some of her nieces to paintSee Sharon Numina's Artist Collections profile for further information.