The gorgeous Emma made me aware of the fabulous work of Gloria Petyarre - thank you so much Emma.
I was gobsmacked when I first laid eyes on the following images.
They are both titled 'Bush Medicine Dreaming' and as with almost all Aboriginal art there are many layers of depth and meaning contained within the brush strokes.
"The paintings depict particular leaves from plant species, which contain medicinal properties. The Aboriginal women from Utopia in Central Australia gather the leaves. The leaves are boiled, resin is added and mixed into a paste, which is used as bush medicine for many ailments.
The Bush Medicine Dreaming is celebrated by the women from Utopia in their ceremonies."
Aboriginal Art Directory
So now the looking glass is turned to face you my friend.
What is it that you see within these pieces today? How do they resonate with your life at the moment?
I would really love to learn what you think and if you can do it in 20 words or less - so much the better!