Artist : Minnie Pwerle c.1910 - d. 2006
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions : 90 x 122 cm
The source and inspiration for her art came from her involvement in traditional Aboriginal ceremonial practice and rituals where she was responsible for applying the all important body paint designs to participants in women's ceremonies. Minnie Pwerle's Dreamings consist of elements of 'Bush Melon' and 'Bush Melon Seed'. 'Bush Melon' is depicted using linear design curves, circles and breast designs in different colours creating a very loose and bold design while 'Bush Melon Seed' is big and small patches of colour strewn across the canvas.