Lot 297: Peggy Purvis 2012 Bush Tucker Dreaming synthetic polymer on linen
December 11, 2016
Ashfield, AustraliaLive Auction
Bush Tucker Dreaming
synthetic polymer on linen
180 x 120 cm
Ngintaka Arts, N.T
The painting depicts the yam root The yam is a stable source of food in the Utopia region. The yam has a complex root system. It is best harvested several months after rainfall when the exposed plant has died off. As the edible part is attached to the root system it must be located, dug up and gathered.