Yam Seeds and Flowers (215232)
Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray
- Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray
- Yam Seeds and Flowers (215232)
- synthetic polymer on linen
- 200 x 120 cm
Region: North Eastern Central Australia N.T. Residence: Iylenty, Utopia
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Highly Commended, 39th Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT, 2016
Kieran Finnane, Alice Prize winning work speaks of country, art history, Alice Spring News, 18 April 2016
Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray is the daughter of Nancy Petyarr, one of the celebrated Petyarr sisters widely recognised as important painters of the Utopia region. Elizabeth lives at Iylenty (Mosquito Bore) with her husband Cowboy Loy Pwerl who is also a painter. She has only been painting since 2005 and has been a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2008 and 2010.
Elizabeth paints the leaf, seed and flower of the Bush Yam, a tuber plant, in a series of tiny coloured flicks that undulate across the canvas. In her paintings, she shows the wind whispering through the yam plant, producing a beautiful and captivating sense of movement.