The transformation of the desert after a rare winter rain has a different colour and mood than the more frequently occuring summer rains that ride on the tail of the tropical monsoon from the North. The colours at first are more sombre, even murky, of verdant greens and misty dawns over frosted grasses and wild flowers. The movement of colour from the dry earth tones to lush growth is slow, and an apprehensive mood is all-pervading as all life waits hoping that an early glimpse of warmth will give the plants that final bit of zest to produce a desert in full-carpeted bloom.
It was a rare winter season in 1990, hence it is not surprising that emily Kngwarreye has gone with the mood of her country and produced this work. Her source of inspiration is from her place called Alalgura on Utopia Station. (from the certificate)