Gloria Petyarrye, the matriarch of the Petyarrye family, is known all around the world for her Bush Medicine Leaf Dreaming.
This beautiful work of Gloria’s encompasses luscious hues of deep reds, gold and yellows which resonate. When you look a little closer, you can see delightful touches of purple/blue. The fluidity of the strokes are wonderful to look at as each brush stroke carries with it pigment from the previous stroke. Bush Medicine leaves are healing leaves of the Kurrajong tree used by women from the Anmatyerre region in traditional bush medicines.
From my perspective I can feel the healing energy in the work, it is both joyous yet peaceful. The dimensions of the work, a striking square 120 x 120 cm, make it a statement piece also. This painting by Gloria will transform and lift any space, it is an exciting work that one cannot help but respond to.
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