Watersoak by Lena Pwerle
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 75x50 cm
Artist: Lena Pwerle
This artwork depicts water soakages, which are positioned in various significant places at the artist's homeland of Ahalpere, Utopia region in central Australia. Soakages were traditionally important sources of water for Australian Aborigines in the desert, being the most dependable source in times of drought in Australia. Aboriginal people scoop out the sand or mud using a Coolamon or woomera, often to a depth of several metres, until clean water is gathered in the base of the hole. Knowing the precise location of each soakage is extremely valuable knowledge.
If you would like to know more about Water-soak and the relationship with Aboriginal Art and culture, please read the following articles:
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