This work is an outcome of a phase where the artist of her own motion explored lesser known plant species which she feared were being forgotten by younger generations.
This coincided with artist John Wolseley’s interest in returning to Yilpara and the two spent an extended period exploring the botany of Blue Mud Bay. She wants to renew the knowledge of this plants because when she was young this is the food that she grew up on. In those days old people lived for a long time without illness.
This print depicts Yukuwa – a long yam that grows underground and is found through a small scrambling vine that winds itself up trees.