Once Belonging to Bim Bam
Stock from Bim Bam Gallery Byron Bay
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Edward Williams Dookar Boahhd 2011
Acryluic on Canvas 1180 x 1750mm SOLD
This painting represents ‘women’s business’ up in the left hand corner you will see a large dotted circle with small patterns on the outside of it this represents the women. The older women with the breasts and the younger girls with the stripes on their foreheads, you can see their journey as they go hunting and gathering for the turkey eggs in their various nest places, but, before they know the eggs are in season the women look for the ‘bundahy’ tree to see if the fruits are in season as the tree is in season at the same time the turkeys lay their eggs. (Edward does not know the English name for the tree) The landscape of where this is called battle camp this is located up in the artists traditional land. 10 minutes from Hopevale Northwest Cooktown. Edwards tribe is the Dubbi Warra tribe (prounced Doopi Wadda) This story was passed down to him by his great grand-mother. In the painting you can see the women’s journey collecting the eggs and then on the right hand side you will see all the women and the girls again but this time with the eggs in the middle of their circle (campsite) sharing the eggs with their family and tribe members the background with all the dots represents the women spirits of all the passed women who have gathered the eggs before.