Dulcie Pula Long – Medicine Leaves (SOLD)

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Dulcie Pula Long is an Anmatyerre woman, born 1979 at Boundary Bore Outstation, in the Utopia regions of the Northern Territory. Being the daughter of renowned artist Jeannie Petyarre, Dulice continues the strong painting tradition of her extended family. These include Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, Greeny Purvis Petyarre and the Pwerle sisters, Minnie, Emily, Galya and Molly.

Dulcie’s paintings depict her totem ‘Bush Yam’ for which she is one of the custodians within her culture. Bush yam vegetables grow beneath the earth. The leaf-like patterns shown in her paintings depict the yam flower above the ground and pays homage to the Country of the Yam.

Dulcie depicts the Bush Medicine Leaves story from her family’s country with rhythmic strokes and vibrant colour, characteristic of Utopian artists. Bush Medicine Leaves, a common motif for her creative relatives, are the leaves of Yam plants found in and around the Utopia region. Women would collect the leaves for use in their communities to treat a variety of ailments. Dulcie paints this story with reverence to its history and with the hope that the spirit of the plants continue.

This painting was completed in 2019

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Medicine Leaves


Dulcie Pula Long


60 x 60cm