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    On the back of the canvas, the artist has written:
    'I like to paint Honey Ants because they are my totem and a very sacred to me. They live under certain malga trees and my nanna has taught me how to find them.
    After it's rained the Honey Ants are much easier to find and collect. Normally warren dig huge hole to find the nest and retrieve the ants. Sometimes the holes can be up to 3 to 4 metres. A hole this deep takes a lot out of a person. So after its rained the ants tend to be closer to the surface and there is less digging involved. One eats the honey from the big sack on the ant and either kills the head of the ant when they hold it in the finger or lets the ant go after the honey is sucked out.
    The circles covered in blue are representing rain and water in the ground.
    The brown splotches are the mud puddles & dirt collected from digging.
    The dots represent the journey of the ants to the surface.'

    The painting colour does not come through very well in the photographs. It is a red/brown maroon colour like the ground in the north west.

    Provenance / History of This Item:

    Western Desert / Northan Territory, Australia

    Listing Number: 2738240172

  • Subject:
    Image/object size (inches):
    29.92 (height)
    60.63 (width)
    1.57 (depth)
    Overall size (inches):
    29.92 (height)
    60.63 (width)
    1.57 (depth)


    The above image is an estimate of the size of the image/object compared to an average person. Box will only show a max 70 inches height x 70 inches width.

Honey Ants After It's Rained

Honey Ants After It's Rained
Leila Hanscomb

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