Pencil Yam Seed by Eileen Bird

Artist: Eileen Bird Nungarai
Size: 30cm x 30cm
Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Code: SP0358

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In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Pencil Yam story that Eileen paints. Two different seeds were borne that created two different species of pencil yam; one called Atnwelarr which belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Eileen’s country. 

Eileen paints the seeds of Arlatyeye.

The Arlatyeye itself is a small, long tubular yam (swollen root) belonging to a trailing herb or creeper that often covers large areas of ground with bright green leaves and yellow flowers.

 

ABOUT:

Name: Eileen Bird
Skin name: Nungarai (also spelled Kngwarreye)
Language group: Eastern Arrernte and Anmatyerre
Country: Arnumarra (near Gem Tree)
Lives: Utopia, Central Australia
Born: 1956 

      • Medium: Synthetic polymer paint on canvas
      • Background colour: Black
      • Size of painting: 30cm x 30cm
      • Border: Approx 6cm strip of black canvas border 
      • This painting comesunstretched and rolled in a tube.
      • This painting comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and artist profile.

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