Women Collecting Bushfood and Goanna - JACINTA NUMINA : Utopia Aboriginal Art SIZE: 83cm x 41cm
ARTIST: Jacinta Numina
LANGUAGE: Amnatajerre / Kaytetye - Utopia North Central Desert region
TITLE: Women Collecting Bushfood and Goanna
MEDIUM - Painting - acrylic on canvas
This painting is the story of hunting bushfoods. The goanna lives near the waterhole, represented by the circles. The women make a fire to cook and use digging sticks and a coolamon to collect honey ants and bush tomato. The women gather at the waterhole and are cooking and preparing the bushtucker they have collected.
The goanna is a staple food in these family’s diets and is very high in nourishment. It is placed on coals. The skin turns black when it is cooked.
Jacinta is one of six sisters and two brothers. Her Mother is Barbara Price Mbitjana from Stirling Station near Tenant Creek who is also an artist and her late Father was a well known stockman and brother to Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre.
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