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Patricia Kamara "Pencil Yam Dreaming"

Patricia Kamara
"Pencil Yam Dreaming"

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  • Medium
  • Catalogue
  • Price $AUD
  • Sale Price
  • 89 x 60 cm
  • Acrylic on Canvas
  • 20129
  • $890
  • $590

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  • Language
  • Born
  • Area
  • Date
  • Anmatyerre / Kaytetye
  • 1960
  • Utopia, NT
  • 2019

Patricia is also well known for her work depicting the Bush Yam and Pencil Yams. The yam grows underground with a vine-like shrub that grows above ground up to one metre high. Normally found on spinifex sand plains, the plant produces a large pink or yellow flower after the summer rain. The taste can be likened to a sweet potato and the yam can be eaten raw or cooked. It is still a staple food for the desert Aboriginal people where it can be harvested at any time of the year. The bush yam is represented in her artworks by long colourful lines, while the seeds are represented by small, white dots.

The best time to gather the edible yam is about a month after the rainfall when the exposed plant has died off. It is not easy to find and the ladies need to search in large areas for signs of the plants. After digging up the yams, the women bring the roots back to their communities where the yam can be eaten either raw or cooked.

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Artist Patricia Kamara
TitlePencil Yam Dreaming
Language GroupAnmatyerre / Kaytetye
Born around1960
AreaUtopia, NT
Catalogue 20129
Date2019
MediumAcrylic on Canvas
Size (W x H) 89 x 60 cm
Price $AUD $890   Sale Price $590

Unstretched - Rolled in a tube ($0.00)

Stretched - Ready to hang* (+$90)

*Sorry, "Ready to hang" is not available for international deliveries on this artwork.

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Patricia is also well known for her work depicting the Bush Yam and Pencil Yams. The yam grows underground with a vine-like shrub that grows above ground up to one metre high. Normally found on spinifex sand plains, the plant produces a large pink or yellow flower after the summer rain. The taste can be likened to a sweet potato and the yam can be eaten raw or cooked. It is still a staple food for the desert Aboriginal people where it can be harvested at any time of the year. The bush yam is represented in her artworks by long colourful lines, while the seeds are represented by small, white dots.

The best time to gather the edible yam is about a month after the rainfall when the exposed plant has died off. It is not easy to find and the ladies need to search in large areas for signs of the plants. After digging up the yams, the women bring the roots back to their communities where the yam can be eaten either raw or cooked.

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