Artist: Shakira Petrick
Skin name: Petyarre
Language group: Alyawarr
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
Shakira paints a subject that belongs to her mother’s country, Irrwelty, called Anaty(desert yam). There is an ancient Dreamtime story belonging to the Anaty.
Like her mother, artist Lisa Mills Pwerle, Shakira uses linear work to depict the root system of the yam and dots to represent its seeds.