Dulcie Long Pula
She is an up and coming Anmatyerre artist from of one of the most renowned painting families in Central Australia. Dulcie’s mother is respected artist Jeannie (Pitjara) Petyarre and her famous relatives include Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Gloria and Kathleen Petyarre, Greeny Purvis Petyarre and the Pwerle sisters, Minnie, Emily, Galya and Molly.
It was these relatives who encouraged Dulcie to paint the Desert Yam story from her family’s country which she does so with meticulous execution. Dulcie depicts the flowers and leaves of the yam, paying homage to the spirit of this special plant in the hope that it will regenerate.