Sugarbag Story

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic on linen, 122x183cm

Sugarbag is one of Josie's favorite bush foods and she usually has some in her house. It refers to different types of bush honey and is a rare treat, highly sought by Aboriginal people. Mostly collected from hollow logs in older trees, made by bush bees, a lot is also gathered directly from colorful bush flowers.

by Josie Kunoth Petyarre