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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Wild Flowers - 1995

Synthetic Polymer Paint on Belgian Linen
180.0 x 283.0 cm
Price Realised: $130,000.00



Dacou Gallery, SA
Commissioned by Galleries Australis, SA Cat No. GAEK 95 1004
Private Collection, Switzerland

The density and richness of colour in this work represents an abundance of wild flowers after winter rain. The painting is an aerial perspective as Emily perceived her country in the spring of 1995. From late 1991 onwards Emily explored a range of techniques having largely abandoned the fine dotting and submerged linear tracing which characterised her earlier works. She began using larger brushes to create broader circular dabs of paint which often involved 'double dipping' the brush in a second colour before applying the paint to the canvas. This technique enabled her to work vigorously while making delicate flower-like impressions as are seen in this magnificent work of the period.