Dennis Nona Dangau Pui 2006
Linocut Paper: 1400mm x 1000mm
Dangau is a plant that is used to make a medicine that relieves the pain of tooth aches. It has thin elongated leaves that are a reddish orange colour. The plant is found inland on the artist's island of Badu. The leaves are steamed in a Bailer shell and must be left to cool in order for the medicine to be efficacious. The liquid is swished around the area of the mouth that is causing the pain. It must not be swallowed as it is poisonous and can cause serious illness. This is a traditional remedy that is still in use today.