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.
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.