61.5 cm x 31cm: acrylic on canvas : PRE-STRETCHED CANVAS
My painting depicts my totem, the Mili ,Stinging Tree (Dendrocnide moroides).
My grandmother is from Wujal Wujal where the Stinging Tree is known as Mili and my grandfather is from Coen where it is known as Appun.
The stinging tree has leaves which stings when you have contact with it, the leaves have hairs which gets stuck to your skin if touched. The best medicine to use if you get stung is tobacco or you own urine.