Anna Pitjara paints with intricate dot work using a small paint bottle, carefully dotting the tracks and outlines of the areal view of country. Anna Pitjara’s family also paint the bush food and medicine stories important to the people living in this community and other desert areas in Australia.
Anna Pitjara is a Utopia woman from the eastern desert region in Australia. She uses very fine dot painting to highlight her story. This painting by Anna Pitjara shows where women collect Yams on country as the Yams are a very important part of the desert diet and provide a good source of protein.
Utopia is a community located about 300 kilometers north east of Alice Springs. The community has produced on of the most well know indigenous artists, Emily Kame Kngwarre.