Lily Seeds, 2021


  • 20cm x 25.5cm
  • 2021
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • Catalog No: 12

Dorothy Edwards, Born: 1966 in Cairns, Queensland, Language Group: Kokotharpal, Clan Group: Kokoberrin

Area: Central Western Cape York Peninsula Homelands: Pinnarinch, Community: Cairns – Kowanyama – Normanton

Clan story place: Water Fairy, Totem Name: Minmandel (Grey and white Fish Hawk)

Title: Lily Seeds, 2021, Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 25.5cms


Story: When our families go fishing to catch Long-necked Swamp Turtle, jewfish, and gather freshwater mussel shells, we also collect the seeds growing in the lily flowers (ma-chirrár).While we are cooking turtle we also roast the seeds and the stalks (ma- puréchvrr).We then grind the roasted lily seeds and make lily seed damper (ma-kambár).