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My Country (Pencil Yam Dreaming)

50 x 80cm

2018

$720 $600

1 in stock

Description

In this painting, Delvine portrays the fine roots of the pencil yam (anaty) moving across the canvas.  The pencil yam in dug from the ground by the women in Utopia and roasted in the fire to eat.  The yam is a central source of carbohydrate but beyond that, there is a spirituality attributed to the yam.  The women conduct ceremony about the yam, painting their bodies and singing joyfully.

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Description

In this painting, Delvine portrays the fine roots of the pencil yam (anaty) moving across the canvas.  The pencil yam in dug from the ground by the women in Utopia and roasted in the fire to eat.  The yam is a central source of carbohydrate but beyond that, there is a spirituality attributed to the yam.  The women conduct ceremony about the yam, painting their bodies and singing joyfully.