Mary Meribida, Jila 2006. Acrylic on canvas. Mix of white and green with under painting in red and black. Certificate of authenticity from Palya Art. The artist is represented by Short Street Gallery Broome. Bio: Mary was born at Ilyara (Punmu) and lived there throughout her childhood. She travelled around her country with her family. Until the early 1970s, she lived a traditional life and says, “We been walk ’em, no clothes, nothing. We proper bush people, no English.” Mary is a part of the Yulparija people who walked out of the desert to the coastal town of Bidyadanga in search of water after severe drought had plagued their land.