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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Yam Seed Dreaming - 0.199495

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 and images of Emily painting the work.


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

In this work Emily strikes out with linear tracings that demonstrate the various colours she associates with the mature phase of the Yam’s 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 that draw the emus to feed on her country and to raise their young. Here Emily is at one with her world. She moves with full confidence and resolve after the excitement and satisfaction of an abundant season. We witness the transformation of the desert after an abundant season as the country dries out. The grass seeds fall and scatter, settling into thickly carpeted sweeping swathes on the desert floor.