Eunice Napangardi (Australian Aborigine, c. 1950-2005) Bush Banana [Yuparli] Dreaming
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- September 07, 2012 12:00PM
Eunice Napangardi (Australian Aborigine, c. 1950-2005)
Bush Banana [Yuparli] Dreaming
Signed "Eunice" on the reverse.
Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 48 x 35 3/4 in. (121.9 x 90.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Minor surface grime.
Provenance: Purchased by the current owner in Australia c. 2001.
N.B. The Warlpiri Aborigine inhabit the central-western desert area of Australia's Northern Territory and were traditionally semi-nomadic. As foragers in an arid climate, such food sources as the bush-banana plant held great mythic importance as well as nourishment. Warlpiri paintings frequently incorporate these plants into a unique vision of their physical landscape, which they believe is the result and embodiment of ancestral spirits.
No additional condition issues to report.