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Emily Kame Kngwarreye

Yam Seed Dreaming - 1992

synthetic polymer paint on Belgian linen
122.0 x 61.0 cm
Price Realised: $18,300.00

MP #378


Delmore Gallery, NT Cat No. 92F077
Private Collection, NSW

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.