Anatye (Sweet Potato)

Paintings

Finalist

Acrylic on linen, 120x120cm

Through precise dot work Margaret depicts the story of the bush potato vine Anatye. Growing after the rains, the women collect the sweet potato using crowbars to dig up the ground. Once collected they are cooked in the hot coals of the fire. They are an important source of bush food for the Anmatyerre people.

by Margaret Loy Pula