Bush Yam Dreaming by Anna Petyarre
Title: Bush Yam Dreaming
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Size: 152x71 cm
Artist: Anna Petyarre
The painting depicts the underground root system of the bush yam plant found in Alhalkere country (Utopia). In the Bush Yam Dreaming, the aboriginal women perform ceremonies which include song and dance and pay homage to the spirit of the yam plant to ensure perpetual germination. The bush yam is an important food source for the aboriginal people living in Central Australia.
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