Malungu (From the Sea)

12 AT018
Alick Tipoti Maiwan Arika 2006
Linocut Hand Coloured image, 570x380mm paper
510x310mm
$450

This print is about a person who is sent out to the reef at low tide to collect meat from the Maiwa (clam shell). He carries with him a upi (bamboo knife) to slice the muscles inside the shells. After extracting the meat from its shell, he must turn over the empty shell making sure the sharp edges are facing down for the safety of other people walking on the reef. This also creates shelter for small fish on the reef at high tide. The exposed meat he is holding can also attract hungry birds. Shapes of the bird's heads are hidden in the upper part of the print. Edition Size: 70 Medium: Linocut Original Created: Horn Island (TSI), QLD on October, 2006 Print Published: Thursday Island (TSI), QLD on December, 2006 Printer: Alick Tipoti Studio: Artist's Studio Paper: Whatmans Orientation: Portrait Paper Height: 570 mm ( 22.4" ) Paper Width: 380 mm ( 15.0" ) Image Height: 510 mm ( 20.1" ) Image Width: 310 mm ( 12.2" )

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