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Bushfire painting by Pauline Coombes 61 x 61cm

Bushfire painting by Pauline Coombes 61 x 61cm

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Acrylic on canvas  
61 x 61cm

This is a painting of a bushfire burning through the landscape. Family is protected by the elders who gather together to determine where the fire will burn next and keep their families safe. Only those with the knowledge passed down through generations know how to read the bushfire and the conditions of the landscape to be able to judge where it will burn next.

"We also use the bushfire to help keep our country strong, ather the fire the land is fresh and clean. The next year there will be new growth."


About the Artist

Pauline grew up in Odanadatta with her grandmother. She started painting as she grew up with her family and has painted all her life. Pauline has lived in Mt Dare, Alice Springs and now in Kalka community with her daughter Barelldah Coombes and her family.