TVU 4. Yam Dreaming-Awelye,
Emily Kngwarreye, 1995, 60" x 36"
of Emily's last paintings, a veritable tour-de-force of brush strokes,
using the smallest brush she ever used in the late linear paintings.
As in the previous painting with its almost transparent dots, Emily
has created a network of fragile luminous lines which have a feeling
of depth. Emily pressed down very hard on the brush as she worked it
across the surface of the canvas leaving most of the pigment along the
edges of the stroke and the center almost translucent. She also mixed
her paints "on the fly" dipping from one paint pot to another,
changing color but not brushes so that some of her strokes change in
color as they work their way across the canvas. One of her great late
paintingsstand back Mr. Pollack, watchout Mr. Marden!