STORY - Honey Flower

Artwork: Honey Flower | 60 x 70cm acrylic on canvas
Artist: Holly Sanders

This artwork represents an important flower for many Aboriginal people. The Honey Flower produces a clear nectar in large quantities and is used to sweeten other plant ingredients such as nuts, grains and berries, or used alone as a source of nourishment. The red blushing flowers also indicate a good place to catch reptiles, such as bearded dragons, hunting for insects around the plant. 

Honey Flower - Holly Sanders

Holly Sanders

Holly Sanders is a proud Aboriginal Bundjalung woman who is currently residing on Yuin Country, South Coast of New South Wales. Through her art she aims to share her stories, culture and Country in a contemporary way. The patterns of Saltwater Country motivate her, as do stories from the past.

The colours and patterns utilised in her art are a reflection of her connection to Country and used to develop a modern interpretation of her Aboriginal culture.

Painting and maintaining cultural traditions is important for her identity, wellbeing and expresses the way she understands and respects her culture, ancestors and Country.
Bundarra Artist - Holly Sanders