Jeannie Petyarre (JP-1000) – Bush Yam Leaves (60cm x 60cm)

Jeannie Petyarre (JP-1000) – Bush Yam Leaves (60cm x 60cm)


Acrylic on Linen

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SKU: JP-1000
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Product Description

Artist: Jeannie Petyarre
Painting: Bush Yam Leaves
Size: 60cm x 60cm
Medium: Acrylic on Linen

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Jeannie Petyarre was born c. 1950 at Boundary Bore, an outstation at Utopia station, east of Alice Springs. Jeannie is a niece of the great Emily Kame Kngwarreye, sister of Rosemary Petyarre and half-sister of Evelyn Pultara and Greeny Purvis Petyarre. Jeannie was introduced to the art of Batik in the early 1980’s. She was encouraged by Emily to continue painting her Family’s Bush Yam Dreaming, a Dreaming passed to her by her Aunt, Emily Kame Kngwarreye. Bush Yams are an important element of Jeannie’s people’s bush tucker diet and some say the leaves are also used for medicinal purposes.