Billy Bunster Selection

26 DN 185
Dennis Nona Dogai Susu (Witch's Breast) 2011
Etching on Hahnemuhle 310gsm paper Image , paper
1200x800mm
$1500

Dogai Susu is a cameo from the epic tale visualised by the artist in his earlier 2.6 metre handcoloured linocut titled Dogai Zug. The story is about a dispute between the villagers of Kulbaikulbai and a witch or Dogai that lived on Zurath. Both Kulbaikulbai and Zurath are small islands close to the artist's island of Badu. A man called Gabu Kai Kai was involved in an altercation with the Dogai and summonsed his fellow islanders to seek revenge. They paddled their canoe to Zurath and confronted the Dogai and cut off her right arm and breasts. The breasts were thrown into the sea and the arm was taken back to Kulbaikulbai. The following night the Dogai came looking for her missing appendages. She found and reattached her arm but her breasts had morphed in to rocky outcrops in the sea that can be seen today between Zurath and Kulbaikulbai just south of Badu. All the visual elements relating to the story can be seen in the print

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