Alicka Brown's - Bush Potato Dreaming
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Size: 30cm x 30cm
This Yarla Jukurrpa belongs to men of the Japaljarri/Jungarrayi subsections and to Napaljarri/Nungarrayi women. It comes from an area to the east of Yuendumu called Cockatoo Creek. 'Yarla', (bush potato) are fibrous tubers that grow beneath a low spreading plant, found by looking for cracks in the ground. This edible tuber grows from 'yartura' (roots), which seek out moisture to sprout new plants. Yarla are good to eat, when cooked they are really soft and tasty.