In traditional times, the Bush Plum was used for the treatment of various ailments through the use of the tree’s bark. The inside of the bark was used to treat infections and wounds. The fruit itself was cultivated to assist in long tracks or hunting trips. The plums were either dried or eaten fresh.
Belinda represents the Bush Plum by heavily loading the paintbrush with paint, and thickly dotting the canvas. Through the mixture of colours she uses, the seasonal depiction and flowering of the Bush Plum is represented.