Etching on Paper: Hahnamulue 310gsm
20 x 60 cm
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Dugong were an integral part of life throughout the Torres Strait. They were an important food source and the subject of ceremony and folk lore.
The print depicts a dugong rib bone which is reminiscent of the shape of a canoe from which the animals were hunted and also the animal itself.
The patterning or Minar is a contemporary interpretation of that seen carved into traditional masks, drums, weapons and other artefacts and items of personal adornment.