This painting depicts the atnwelarr (pencil yam).
The atnwelarr is a native trailing herb that will cover large areas of ground after significant rain.
Its luscious bright green leaves bring the bush to life. Delvine's works capture the untamed movement as the atnwelarr emerges from the ground and sweeps across the desert floor.
In the right conditions, small yellow flowers will bloom and tubers (pencil yams) will be found beneath the surface which are a delicious and once important food source.
Name: Delvine Petyarre
Skin name: Petyarre(also spelled Pitjara)
Language group: Anmatyerre
Region: Utopia, Central Australia
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