Artist: Janet Golder Kngwarreye
Title: Yam Leaves
Size: 30 x 30cm
Med: Acrylic on Canvas
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Janet’s painting depicts her totem ‘bush Yam’ for which she is one of the custodians within her culture. Bush Yam vegetable grow beneath the earth, leaf-like patterns shown in the painting depict the yam flower above the ground.
The Yams are an important food source in traditional aboriginal culture of the Utopia Region and are one of the few vegetables that can be found in the arid conditions of Central Australia.