All prints in this collection are being sold as Limited-Edition Prints
They are printed using archival quality inks
The prints are produced on off-white quality 100% Canson Cotton Rag Paper guaranteeing exceptional longevity for the life of the product
All prints are accompanied by a certificate signed by the artist and details of the usage of the plant by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
All prints appear in the recently released book - "Australian Bush-plant Usage by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people," by author and artist - Bill Ivinson. It is available through all Amazon book outlets
Bill is a highly respected Aboriginal Elder who has family language group ties with Murrin-Ger people in the Northern Territory and Murrinjabin people of Darnley Island in the Torres Strait
The collection has taken 34 years to complete and is now available for others to share.
Found mainly in open forest and bushland. The leaves and berries were crushed and filtered into billabongs to poison fish. The crushed leaves soaked and boiled in water relieved headaches when the head was bathed in it. The bark and roots were used as a liniment or gargled for a toothache. The young shoots were chewed to as a treatment for stomach aches. The leaves are silver-backed, and the tree is small. The fruit and leaves are crushed to use as a fish poison. It is an upright tree with layered branching. The leaves are a bright glossy smooth green on top and white underneath. Flowers are highly perfumed and occur from late January to April. Fruit is globular, purple to black and occurs from May through to October.
Red Ash (also known as Soap Tree) – Alphitonia excelsa
Limited Edition print (30) using archival quality inks produced on off-white quality 100% Canson Infinity Cotton Rag
Certificate signed by the artist and details of usage of the plant by Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people