Malungu (From the Sea)

11 AT017
Alick Tipoti Zugubal 2006
Linocut image, 1010x2100mm paper

Zugubal is plural for Zugub. The Zugubal in the western Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) looked like humans while they inhabited the island world, but they were super human in their strength and deeds. they have the ability to transform into anything of any shape or form in the natural world. They possess powers which enable them to summon thunders, lightning, wind and rain, and they could control the moods of the sea to suit themselves. In this print I have depicted a group of Zugubal, navigating by stars of their ancestors; the great Zugub leaders Thagai and Kang. Above the travellers the star constellation shows the movement of Thagai and Kang. The Southern Cross is the left hand of Thagai holding the spears. Corvus is the right hand of Thagai. Scorpio is the canoe part of this constellation where his brother Kang sits.

Edition Size: 35 Medium: Linocut Lino Created: Horn Island (TSI), QLD on October, 2006 Published: Cairns, QLD on December, 2006 Printer: Stuart Blannin Ferguson, Alick Tipoti Studio: Editions Tremblay NFP Paper: Hahnemuhle 350gsm Orientation: Landscape Paper Height: 1,010 mm ( 39.8" ) Paper Width: 2,200 mm ( 86.6" ) Image Height: 810 mm ( 31.9" ) Image Width: 2,000 mm ( 78.7" )

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