Muin-nguz tarrpan - Weaving my spirit back


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Dennis Nona Kodal-au Kaba (Crocodile paddle) A/P 2018
Copper plate etching on rag paper
150 x 1040mm plate, 405 x 1210mm paper, 520 x 1330mm frame
Unframed $1890 Framed $2390

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The meaning of Kodal-au Kaba is crocodile paddle. Paddles have inspired me as they have been used through the journeys and voyages of ocean travelling. They have great purpose for us in the Torres Strait Islands - both in the past and still now in the present. This particular paddle depicts a paddle that has been used for crocodile hunting. The mask represents an unhappy spirit face of a crocodile clansman. The hunters, when they hunt the crocodile, pay their respect to the crocodile clan, after its killed.

Edition of 15 Printed by Dr David Jones in Brisbane, November 2018 on Hahnemuehle Weiss 300gsm paper using GC&I and Charbonell inks.

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