Bushtucker - SELINA NUMINA : Utopia Aboriginal Art SIZE: 53cm X 37cm
ARTIST: Selina Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - North Utopia Central Desert region
TITLE: Women Collecting Bushtucker
MEDIUM: Painting - acrylic on canvas
This is the story of the women collecting bushtucker in the desert. The women use their digging sticks and coolamon bowls and gather enough foods to take back to the waterhole and share with their families. The bushfoods grow on top of the underground creed bed system where there is water flowing underground and feeds the bush plants. The dots in the background are the colours of the desert country and the black areas are the underground water movement creek. The waterhole is in the centre.
Selina was born in 1978 and attended school in Kormilda College in Darwin.
Selina is one of six sisters and two brothers. Her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana from Tenant Creek who is also an artist. Selina’s Father, now passed was from Utopia. The story of the Medicine leaves that Selina paints is her Father’s story.
Selina has been painting for galleries across the Country for over seven years.
Her works have been purchased by art lovers and collectors and she has had works as a collaborative Exhibition in Cairns in 2010. Selina paints many stories from her family and is a strong teacher to the next generation. Selina teaches her Nieces to paint.
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