Wild Flower, Sturt desert peas by Delores Furber Napaltjarri

Wild Flower, Sturt desert peas by Delores Furber Napaltjarri

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  • Artist: Delores Furber Napaltjarri
  • Title:Wild Flower, Sturt Desert Pea
  • Language: Eastern Arrernte
  • Region: Keringke (Santa Teresa), NT
  • Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
  • Size: 45x31cm

Artist: Delores Furber Napaltjarri was born in 1958 at Keringke (Santa Teresa) in Central Australia. She paints Dreamtime Stories which refer to her father’s Eastern Arrernte country. Delores divides her time between her home country and Alice Springs where she cares for her young grandson. Her ties to country, culture and lore are very strong and she takes great pride in passing on the knowledge of her home at Keringke to her children and grandchildren. In her artwork, Delores depicts Bush Onion Dreaming, Water Dreaming and Spirit Women most frequently. It is these stories that she shares with the younger generations.
Story: Sturt Desert Pea is known as Atnerte Urrpele is Eastern Arrernte language. Desert Pea is one of the most recognisable flowers of Central Australia and is found in sandy well drained soil. The beautiful flowers are a must see when visiting Central Australia and can be found in many garden beds around the town. The black pea can be eaten and is either dried and ground into a flour or roasted in the coals of the fire.