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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Yam Seed Dreaming, 1994/95

synthetic polymer on Belgian linen
123.0 x 89.0 cm
EST. $25,000 - $35,000



Commissioned by Dacou Aboriginal Art Gallery, Cat # EK482

Gallery Savah, NSW

Private Collection, NSW


Artwork accompanied by a DVD of Emily painting the work. 


Gallery Savah, Sydney, May 1996, (solo show)

Emily moves with full confidence and resolve after the excitement and satisfaction of an abundant season. She strikes out with a linear form that frames her demonstration of the current tones of the bush foods’ life cycle, when the ripe fruit and seeds start the process of drying. Intermingling with the fruit and seeds are the falling leaves and flowers of summer and those foods that draw the Emus to feed on her country and to raise their young. Here Emily is at one with her world. The transformation of the desert after well-timed rain has to be seen to be believed. Bright greens predominate, heat rapidly 'hays off’ the growth, and the country settles into a thick-carpeted and dry state. The grass seeds fall and scatter in sweeping swathes with the fall of the land.