Audrey Morton Kngwarreye - Ilyarnayt
Mainie Australia - Ilyarnayt Painting
Artwork Name: Ilyarnayt
Artist: Audrey Morton Kngwarreye
Size: 90cm x 30cm loose canvas
All of Audrey’s Dream time stories belong to her countries Ngkwarlerlanem and Arnkawenyerr. This painting is inspired by the Dreamtime story of the Ilyarn or Ilyarnayt (Acacia validinervia), a rare and attractive plant growing throughout Central Australia.
Bundles of golden yellow globular flowers bloom on this plant, nestled in between thick, leathery leaves. This plant is particularly favourable for the abundance of edible grubs living in the roots, known simply as Ilyarnayt.
In this painting Audrey depicts the leaves and flowers of this plant.