Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray
- Elizabeth Kunoth Kngwarray
- Bush Yam
- synthetic polymer on linen
- 229 x 117 cm
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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 Mosquito Bore with her husband Cowboy Loy Pwerl who is also a painter. She has only been painting since 2005 and was a finalist in the Wynne Prize for Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2008.
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 moving through the yam plant, producing a beautiful and captivating sense of movement.