Born: Utopia, NT
Language Group: Alyawarre
Community: Utopia, NT
Jeannie Mills Pwerle comes from the community of Utopia, 300kms north east of Alice Springs, with her traditional country being at Irrwelty and Atnwengerrp. Her mother is Dolly Mills Petyarre and her uncle is Greeny Purvis Petyarre (both of whom are well known artists). Her great aunt is the late Emily Kame Kngwarreye, dubbed by art experts as one of the world’s best modern and abstract artists.
Paintings by Jeannie predominately represent the flower and seeds of the Anaty, which she enjoys collecting in her homeland. The yam grows underground with a viny shrub growing above ground, up to 1 metre high. It is normally found in the Acacia scrub lands on the spinifex sand plains, and it produces large pink flowers after the summer rain.
The linear work in Jeannie’s artworks represent the impressive root system of the yam, and dots represent its seeds.
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Title: Bush Yam
Size: 1970 x 1090