Warilu in tin can

Symone Ishak

Warilu (also known as Blue-leaved mallee) is a drought-tolerant species of eucalypt that is native to the Northern Territory and can be found growing on red sand and stony spinifex county. In 2020, I spent some time in the remote community of Yuendumu, which is where I collected the Warilu and painted this still-life. The Warilu is held in a found tin can and placed on red dirt, up against the steel fence of our house. In Yuendumu, while working at the school and art centre, I also painted to connect and make sense of my new surroundings. I hope this painting conveys the striking colours that are ever-present in tough desert country.

Medium: Painting

H  27.5cm x W 35cm

Catalogue Number:  22AP54