Theresa Nowee Napaltjarri #30


artist – Theresa Nowee Napaltjarri
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community – Warlayirti Artists, Balgo

title: Nynmi

year painted: 2004

dimensions: 100 x 50cm
medium: Acrylic on canvas
code: 30

stretched?: yes

This artwork can be viewed at our Noosa gallery.

about this painting: Theresa has depicted the country of her father and grandfather named Nynmi.  This country is south of Balgo in the Gibson Desert.  The main feature of the painting is the Banga Banga tree (desert oak) that grows in the area.  Theresa’s grandfather would climb these trees to collect the sweet bush honey from the nuts the trees produce.  The bush honey is depicted as the shapes between the branches of the tree, while the dotting represents the leaves of the tree as well as the nearby grass.