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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Anooralya Awelye - 1992

synthetic polymer paint on cavnas
90.0 x 120.0 cm
Price Realised: $20,700.00

MP #238


Delmore Gallery, NT Cat No. 92I086
Gallery Gondwana, NT
Private Collection, NSW

The density and richness of colour in this work represents an abundance of wild flowers after winter rain. Emily's reaction to the fertile energy that launches such rapid growth inspired her to use charcoal, yellow oxide, deep pink and a range of other colours to represent the ripening fruit and flowers as they reach maturity.


The paintings is an aerial perspective as Emily perceived her country in the spring of 1992. 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 work of the period.