Acrylic on canvas
91cm x 61cm
This painting depicts the flowers of the bloodwood tree (Corymbia Opaca) that grows up in the surrounding of Canteen Creek. These flowers appear during the cold season, from May to September.
People of Canteen Creek often collect bush honey from this tree that is particularly tasty with its specific dark colours, very crystallised such as caramel..
In her painting, Fiona plays with the succession of cold and warm palette to evoke the changing of the seasons. The green often depicts the leaves on the trees during the rain season whereas the orange and the warm tone invokes the dry season when the bush honey and the bush potatoes are ready to be collected. One of her bloodwood flowers plates has been exhibited at the National Rural Health Conference ‘15 in relation of bush medicine.