Dolly Mills Petyarre #1619PC


artist – Dolly Mills Petyarre
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community – Utopia

title: Yam Dreaming

dimensions: 122 x 61cm
medium: Acrylic on belgian linen
code: 1619PC

stretched: yes

artist image: this painting is accompanied by a photograph of Dolly with her finished work.

about this painting: Dolly depicts the seasonal movement of the yam plant. The root system spreads underground and the Aboriginal women use traditional methods to locate the roots, which is an important food source for Aboriginal people. The women perform ceremonies and pay homage to the spirit of the yam plant to ensure perpetual germination.

This artwork can be viewed at our Sydney gallery.

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