Doreen Dickson Nakamarra
91cm x 61cm
Doreen’s paintings often depict women’s business and initiation ceremonies for women. Doreen’s paintings represent a map of the country and the natural features of the surrounding Sandy Creek salt plains.
BUSH ONION: A striking contemporary design depicting the bush onion growing and the bush onion storks moving in the wind at Lake Karinyerra near Mt Wedge in the area of the artist’s mother’s birthplace. Also depicted is the bush onion in different stages of growth.
Aboriginal women use their digging sticks and coolamons to collect this valuable food source. Bush onions are small bulbs found in the soft soil on the banks of sandy creeks. They are dug up on the creek banks when the grass of the onions has dried out and can be eaten raw or cooked in the hot earth by the fire. It is an important food which is highly sought after.