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Melati Hewison - Kakadu bush II
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Kakadu bush II
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Dimensions:

305 x 920 mm

Medium:

Arcylic and ochre on canvas (framed)

Created:

2010

Exhibition:

Cultural Travels
Red Earth Gallery
125 Brice Avenue
Mooroolbark VIC 3138

Story:

Kakadu is vast in space and rich in the culture of the original land owners of Australia. This small pocket of the bush I saw whilst in Kakadu was across from a large site of cave paintings which were thousands of years old.
The tree second from the left which is thin and curls up into the sky, is the tree the Aboriginal people use for their Didgeridoo. They wait for the ants to eat the inside of the tree until it is hollow, then they cut and shape it into their musical instrument.

Status:

Private collection, Australia