Earth pigments on Stringybark
82 x 30 cm
This Yoku is the corn of the lily being carried away by the flood waters of the Wayawu river. This is the children of the Manggalili women being nurtured within its water.
The bubbles are created when people collect the Yoku in these waters.
Yolngu walk in the water and the bubbles come up from the soft mud at their feet.
The dots represent the bubbles and it shows that people have been walking in the water as they collect Yoku.
Yoku refers to the edible bulbs of the water plant djalagu’: Aponogeton elongatus.