Title: Flying Honey Ants
Artist: Kathleen Martin Nungarrayi
Size: 96 x 58 cm. Unframed
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
COA and pictures of the artist holding and signing her work will be provide
One of the popular imagery of bush tucker include the iconic honey ants. In the depiction of the honey ants, many artist stamp their own unique way of portraying the sweet food, whether it is a close facsimile of the insect, a unique clustering arrangement or a modern take that may emphasise a particular pattern.
Aboriginal women use their digging stick to dig deep into the sand in search of honey ants. The honey ants produce a honey- like liquid in their abdomen, which is regarded as a special treat by Aboriginal people in Central Australia.