Evelyn's artworks represents the flowers of the bush yam, which is renowned for their medicinal properties. The flowers are collected by women and mixed with other plant and animal substances to create traditional medicines. They can be drunk as a tonic or used in a cold compress to assist with inflammation or swelling. The flowers change colour throughout the seasons and are collected for use all year round. Evelyn's work also represents an aerial perspective of her country. Artist - Evelyn Pultara Medium - Acrylic on linen Date - May 2008 Language - Anmatyerre Region - Utopia, NT
Passed down from my father
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The presented object appears to be a painting made in acrylic paint on canvas with the measurements of 120 x 89 cm. The painting depicts an abstracted colorful flower motif and has the title Bush Yam Flowers. It was made by the Australian artist Evelyn Pultara (1940-) in the year 2008.
Comparable objects were rarely recently offered and sold on the international auction market. This piece is in good condition and there is no serious damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation would be between 250 to 500 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
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