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Dennis Nona Sazi (Fish Trap) A/P 2018
Linocut print on Somerset Satin, white 300gsm paper
2000 x 1330mm image, 2440 x 1570mm frame
$10820 framed

This linocut print depicts the effect of Sazi in a trap made of placed rocks. Sazi is a special root used by Torres Strait Islanders to intoxicate the fish so that a plentiful catch is easily available. The Sazi root is crushed and its liquid released into the sea lagoon or the inland swamps from where creeks and rivers form. In the swamp there are barramundi, mullet and prawns and in the lagoon there is a wide variety of fish. Sazi root is used especially for community feasting on ceremonial occasions. Edition of 15. Printed by Dr David Jones in Brisbane, November 2018 from blue vinyl using GC&I black relief ink & Daihan Reflex Blue.

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