Etching and Screenprint
Image: 40 x 34cm, Paper: 53 x 56cm Hahnemuhle
This work is an example of a phase where the artist of her own motion explored lesser known plant species which she feared were being forgotten by younger generations. This coincided with artist John Wolseley’s interest in returning to Yilpara (after they had met during the Djalkiri project of 2010) and the two spent an extended period exploring the botany of Blue Mud Bay. She wants to renew the knowledge of these plants because when she was young this is the food that she grew up on. In those days old people lived for a long time without illness. John Wolseley spent a week at Yilpara with Mulkun in May 2012 and again at Yirrkala in June 2013 and June 2014. And May and December 2015.
This is Buṉdjuŋu.
Below is the Yolŋu dictionary entry for this plant.
Meaning: tree with large green/yellow fruit Wild Orange Tree, Capparis umbonata.
An abbreviation of buṉdjuŋu(‘) is: wälpay see wälpany (different sp.); (also some confusion with Ehreṯia saḻigṉa which has similar leaves but no oranges)
Language notes: Y
Part of speech: noun
Printed by Basil Hall Editions 2018