The decorative flowers are gorgeously arranged one after another, as if they are bonded together. This unique decoration was only possible with the skillful and experienced hands of June Smith. Collection of various colors in such a beautiful way as if the flowers are with one’s heart. It is simply stunning. June Smith is a well-known artist in Santa Teresa, Alice Springs. She was born in 1960 in Alice Spring and she studied in Alice Springs. She is the first woman in Santa Teresa to paint on silk.
Desert Flower is a colorful design by Marie Ellis of Northern Territory, Australia. She is a well-known Aboriginal artist. She has depicted colorful desert flowers which blossoms after the rainy season in the territory. These flowers are a very common sight during this period of time. M&S Textiles Australia is the largest manufacturer of Australian Aboriginal designs printed on good quality 100% cotton fabric. Aboriginal artworks are popular throughout the world and the only living ancient artworks. Its tradition goes back 50,000 years ago revealed by carbon dating of rock painting, cave painting etc. It is amazing that many of the artists do not have any formal education or training.
Australia is the place of landscapes and to Australian Aboriginal people; land is very close to their heart. According to ‘Aboriginal Mythology’, ‘Dreamtime’ is the time when forefathers sprung up from underneath the soil and started creating almost everything what their future generations would require.
In this artwork, Stephen depicted his land of Utopia with dots, lines and motif’s representing the Dreamtime creation of seeds, trees, mountains, landscapes etc. which plays a key role in the Australian fauna and flora, nature and spirituality and indigenous development.