Bush Medicine Dreaming

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Artist: Jeannie Petyarre
Year: 2005
Medium: Acrylic on Belgium Linen Canvas
Size: 122cm x 92cm
Price: $900
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Description: Jeannie’s traditional vibrant design depicts the leaves of a particular type of native shrub renowned for its medicinal properties. During the life of the plant the leaves change colour and as they do so they exhibit different medicinal properties. Bush medicine leaves are traditionally boiled in a large bucket for medicinal purposes. The resulting leaf paste is then applied to the patient’s back, chest or neck to relieve the symptoms of headaches, back aches, muscle soreness, chest pains, upset stomachs and the flu. In this painting, Jeannie employs a range of brush strokes & colours to represent the leaves at different times of the year. Beautifully executed in colours of Blue, yellow & Maroney Red on a yellow ochre background
Reference: JP122y