This print shows the energy and force of the Gagai (bow) when it is pulled. It was once believed that when a weapon like the Gagai was used to kill many people in battle, the spirits of those killed would remain with the weapon, becoming a part of it. In this print I show the spirits of all the different victims taken by the arrows. The scarification on the warriors also indicated their fighting ability, showing their experience as a headhunter. At times he may communicate with the spirits of the Gagai to guide him in battle.
Edition Size: 50 Medium: Linocut Lino Created: Horn Island (TSI), QLD on October, 2006 Published: Thursday Island (TSI), QLD on December, 2006 Printer: Alick Tipoti Studio: Artist's Studio Paper: Whatmans Orientation: Landscape Paper Height: 570 mm ( 22.4" ) Paper Width: 380 mm ( 15.0" ) Image Height: 310 mm ( 12.2" ) Image Width: 310 mm ( 12.2" )