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Anaty (Desert Yam) Story by Shakira Petrick

Artist: Shakira Petrick
Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Code: SP0159

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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.

The linear brush work represents the yam and flower, while the dot work in this painting represents its seed.

Artist

Name: Shakira Petrick
Language group: Alyawarr
Country: Irrwelty
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia

  • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
  • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
  • Size of canvasborder: Approx 6cm
  • Background colour: Black
  • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

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