synthetic polymer paint on canvas
180 x 180 cm
Please note that prices are subject to change at the discretion of the gallery.
Red Sand Art Gallery, Alice Springs, NT
Coo-ee Art Gallery, Sydney, NSW
Anna’s paintings have been exhibited extensively throughout Australia and is a well established young Utopian artist. The yam is one of the most stable of bush tucker gathered in the region of Utopia. The yam has a complex root system that can spread up t twelve meters from its stalk. The plant has bright green leaves with yellow flowers and branches out over the wide area. It is commonly found in woodland areas and close to a water source.
It is best harvested several months after rainfall when the exposed plant has died off. As the edible part is attached to the root system it must be located, dug up and gathered. Often large areas excavated to find the yam. In yam dreaming the artist is paying homage to the spirit of the yam plant so that it regenerates year after year to feed the people.