Yam Leaf Dreaming

Rosemary Bird Petyarre

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94 x 60 x 3 cm


acrylic on canvas


The subject of many of Rosemary Petyarre’s paintings is a representation of leaves collected around her country and used for a variety of medicinal purposes. In particular, she returns again and again to Bush Yam Leaves and Bush Medicine, depicting these themes with flowing representations of the leaves.

Rosemary was born in the early 1950s at Boundary Bore is niece of the famous Aboriginal artist Emily Kame Kngwarreye, and sister of Jeannie Petyarre.

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