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© Brian Robinson/ Licensed by Viscopy, 2017

Evading the predator

Date: 1995
Dimensions:
D fini frame.
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Brian Robinson
Classification:Art
Object Name: Linocut
Object No: 00032102

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    Description
    Overlooking fish, swordfish and a turtle evading a predatory crocodile is a mask. 'The spirit world was given form through the creation of ritual objects, in particular ceremonial masks used in dance. The mask was the medium by which Islanders could evoke spiritual protection during war, hunting, initiation and cultural practice, and ceremonies.' - statement from the artist.
    SignificanceBrian Robinson is a contemporary artist whose practice combines his Indigenous heritage (Torres Strait Islander and Cape York Aboriginal) with current arts practice.
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