Designs in this painting reflect the Anaty (Desert Yam) Dreaming. The Anaty is the Alyawarr word for desert yam which is similar to a sweet potato and grows in the wild across Central Australia. Growing up to the size of a human head, this yam is an important food source for the Aboriginal people of Central Australia and is still collected and eaten today.
About the artist:
Name: Jean Mills
Skin name: Pwerle (also spelled Pwerl)
Language group: Alyawarr
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia