Jedda Purvis

Medicine Dreaming
Cat. No. 5615
Acrylic on Linen, 2008
30 x 90 cm (12" x 35")
AUD 440
Jedda's Dreaming is the Yam Seed or Kame. The yam is an important food source for the people of the Central Desert and a significant Dream time 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.