Language Group: Anmatyerre
Area: Yuelamu - Mount Allan
Country of Story: Wailalimba
Date of Birth: 1950
Dreaming: Yuelamu, kangaroo, witchetty
Rosie's work depicts the country and the activity of collecting bush potato.
The country is called Wailalimba, to the west of Yuendumu, where a flat, lightly foliaged terrain contains the tell tale tops of the bush potato plant. Women dig for the tuber at these places, and emerge with the bush potatoes, similar in size and appearance to the sweet potato. These are taken back to camp, and cooked in the coals.
The painting is an aerial view of this country, and women, with their digging sticks, and coolamons (food bowls) are shown digging, talking, and sharing the food together