190.000 x 125.000 cm.
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Bush Leaf Medicine
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
TITLE: Bush Leaf Medicine
PAINTED IMAGE SIZE: approx 1.90m x 1.25m [plus border]
MEDIUM: Artist acrylic paint on canvas
Name: Margaret Scobie
Place; Woolla Downs � Northern Territory
Margaret is a senior and well-respected woman at Utopia and comes from a famous artistic family indeed. A major artist in her own right, her aunt is the late great Emily Kngwarreye [the highest priced female Aboriginal artist ever sold at auction - over $1 mil] and her cousins include the internationally renowned Kathleen and Gloria Petyarre. Margaret�s subject matters involve spinifex, bush medicine and body painting, often painted with a vivid array of colours and great sense of movement. This highly collectable artist is definitely 'bankable'.
THE STORY: Margaret�s stunning piece depicts the leaves of a particular type of native shrub [the kurrajong] renowned for its natural medicinal properties. These leaves are gathered by the women and boiled over a camp fire. They use this to make a form of bush tea and the residual material is then mixed into a paste with other ingredients [including kangaroo fat] to make healing potions.
THE PAINTING: In an art sense, Margaret is the artistic master of the understated simplicity. With this painting she has created a wonderfully soothing masterpiece by employing a range of almost effortless brush strokes in delicate autumn shades - to represent the medicine leaves swirling on the ground in the gentle desert breeze. This striking piece would definitely command attention on any wall [either hung horizontally or vertically] � or enhance any investment portfolio. The photos definitely do not do it justice.
PROVENANCE: This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and Margaret has signed her work verso.
March 21st, 2010
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