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SP8387

Kame (Pencil Yam Seed) SP8387-Judy Purvis Kngwarreye


Medium
Acrylic on Canvas
Size
30 x 30cm
Year Painted
2020

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SP8387

Kame (Pencil Yam Seed) SP8387-Judy Purvis Kngwarreye

Kame, the seed of the Atnwelarre (Pencil Yam), is the subject of Judy's painting. The Dreamtime story for this seed belongs to Judy's country Alhalkere in the Utopia Region, North East of Alice Springs.

In the Dreamtime there are two parts to the Kame story, one that belongs to Alhalkere and Atnangkere countries, and the other that belongs to Arnumarra country. Two different seeds were born that created two different species of Pencil Yam; one called Atnwelarre which belongs to Judy's country, and the other called Arlatyeye which belongs to Arnumarra country. The Kame story is a major Dreamtime story for Judy's country and ceremonies by her people are performed to ensure its productivity as a food source and life form of the ancestors.

Judy uses soft dot work and beautiful colours in this painting to represent the kame. Background designs are inspired by the leaf and root system of the Atnwelarre.

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