Awelye ( Body Paint)
Charmaine is a talented artist and paints the same stories as her grandmother Minnie Pwerle. There are likenesses between their works although Charmaine's are more precise and have layered patterns. Her Awelye paintings depict the traditional body paint designs for women's ceremony
This artwork refers to Kudditji Kngwarreye's ancestral country of Utopia in central Australia. It also depicts men's ceremonial sites and Emu Dreaming. Kudditji is a traditional custodian of this country including Emu Dreaming and is the younger brother of the renowned artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye.