Yuendumu artist Joanne Long
Yuendumu artist Joanne Long

Joanne Long

Bush Onion Dreaming
Cat. No. 7631a
Acrylic on Linen, Year 2007
30 x 61 cm (12" x 24")
AUD 275
Joanne tells one of the stories of the Bush Onion. They are small bulbs found in the soft soils on the banks of sandy creeks. The women were collecting and cooking Bush Onions when they saw an old man who had been travelling from the west. He wanted to make love to them. The women were frightened of him and tried to hide ...and at the end the old man was killed and people say he can still be seen today in the form of a large stone figure at Purrupurru.