Eileen Bird Kngwarreye
Arlatyeye (Pencil Yam) Dreaming | 90h x 60w | RK587
Not framed or stretched | Acrylic on canvas
Eileen Bird is an Eastern Arrernte woman and her country is Arnumarra, near Gem Tree north east of Alice Springs in Central Australia.
Her family (nee Webb) grew up at Harts Range where her brothers and sisters continue to live. Eileen grew up on her country at Harts Range but moved to southern Utopia to marry her husband, the late Paddy Bird. Together they had eleven children, Maggie Bird being their eldest. Paddy's mother was a renowned artist named Ada Bird Petyarre.
Eileen has been painting professionally since the mid 1990’s. Her artworks mainly depict the pencil yam story or women's ceremony.