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Reproduced courtesy of Anne Gela

Eyes of the sea (Zobererkep)

Date: 1993
Dimensions:
E fini frame.
Medium: Ink on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Anne Gela
Classification:Art
Object Name: Linocut
Object No: 00018461
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    The outrigger canoe and its five person crew are rendered in profile in this work by Anne Gela, framed by the stylized shape of a human eye. The internal area of the eye shape is occupied by the canoe, its crew and landscape details such as cloud and birds in flight. The sea and its various creatures - including fish, dugong, turtle, hammerhead shark and octopus - fill the foreground.
    HistoryArtist's statement: 'This print refers to the Islands that I come from (Torres Strait) and also includes the totems that most Island people have. The designs that you see in the print are taken from the designs of our totem poles and of etchings that are usually done on the conch shells.'
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