Jilinybeng, 2021


  • 80cm x 60cm x 3cm
  • 2021
  • Natural Ochre And Pigment On Canvas
  • Catalog No: 2217-5946-21

In this artwork Peggy has depicted a bush tucker known as “bush cucumber”. This plant grows as a vine and you have to search for it amongst the grasses. The bush cucumber, more like a bush lemon fruit, is grey/green in colour and ripens in the wet season.  It is collected either from the vine directly or on the ground where the fruit has dropped. “This fruit can be eaten when both unripe and ripe, but if you eat too much it makes your tongue bright red and hurts your lips.”