Bush Hen Dreaming , 2023

Art : Aboriginal
Origine : Utopia
Dimensions : 90 x 120 cm
Medium : Acrylic on canvas
Price : Vendue/ Sold
N° : 4494

Originally from Utopia in the Central Desert, Abie Loy represents here an 'aerial' mental projection of her sacred territory associated with the Ancestor of the wild hen. In the Dreamtime, the mythical time of the creation of the World, this ancestor travelled through this territory to find the seeds symbolised by the multiple dotted lines in a monochrome that dot the canvas and make it so vibrant.

The clear circle at the centre of the painting evokes both a watering hole where the ancestor drank and the ceremonial site around which ancestral stories linked to the Dream of the Bush Hen, rituals reserved for women, are still celebrated today. The geometric lines represent the paths created and travelled by the animal.