Bush Honey Grevillea 3 by Loretta Petyarre Jones
Loretta Petyarre Jones lives at Soapy Bore on Utopia (Urapuntja) north east of Alice Springs. Taught by her mother and aunties, she paints her dreamings – stories passed on down through the generations in her family. Her primary subjects are bush honey leaves, bush honey Grevillea (Grevillea juncifolia) and earthworm.
Her works are characterised by her fine brush work.
Bush Honey Grevillea 3, Loretta’s painting represents the flower of the bush honey grevillea (Tharrkarr), an important plant in Loretta’s country because of the sweet honey found in its flowers. The honey is usually sucked straight from the flower, or the flowers can be steeped in water to make a sweet drink.
She paints together with her sisters – the artists Sandra, Rhonda, Agnes and Jilly.