Teresa Baker

Minyma Malilunya

Medium
synthetic polymer on linen
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This painting depicts the story of Malilu, an important creation being. Malilu was a crippled woman. As she moved and preformed a sacred inma (dance) she left peculiar tracks in the sand. Her two daughters ran off to get married, leaving her to fend for herself. It was very hard for her to collect bush foods and water because she had to drag her leg as she walked. Through much effort she collected desert raisins, bush tomatoes, berries and many different kinds of wild foods.

Teresa Baker, 2017