Aboriginal Artist Jedda Purvis

Jedda Purvis Kngwarreye is the daughter of well-known artist, Greeny Purvis Petyarre. Her Dreaming is the Yam Seed or Kame. The yam is an important food source for the people of the central desert and a significant Dreamtime story. Ceremonies celebrating atnwelarr (pencil yam) are performed to ensure continual growth.

The pencil yam is a trailing creeper with bright green leaves and yellow flowers which spreads across large areas. In depicting her Dreaming, Jedda, paints dots to represent the yam seeds. The linear patterns represent the root system of the plant.


Utopia Art by Jedda Purvis
Yam Seed Dreaming
Cat. No. 5621
30 x 90 cm
AUD 440
Medicine Dreaming
Cat. No. 5615
30 x 90 cm
AUD 440