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Artist: Selina Numina
Title: Women’s Body Design
Language: Anmatyerre / Utopia NT
Medium: Acrylic on cotton canvas
Size: 149x49 cm
This is Awelye body line ceremony painting – it is the woman art painted on the body with the melon and rockholes in the desert – the women they paint each other up for dance and ceremony
Selina Numina was born in March 1978 in Stirling Station in the region of Utopia, Central Desert. She attended school in Stirling Station, a cattle station near Tennant Creek where she began painting at a young age, taking guidance from her world-famous aunties Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre. She later studied at Yirara College in Alice Springs. After her studies, she returned to Stirling Station working with the Community Development Program. In 2000 the Numina family moved to Darwin where they still live today.
Selina shares many totems including the Bush Medicine Plant and she expresses their connection to the plant.
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