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Apu Kaz I, linocut, Alick Tipoti, Torres Strait Islander artist

Apu Kaz I


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Artist: Alick Tipoti

Region: Torres Strait Islands
Medium: Linocut
Image Size: 2200mm x 1140mm
Paper Size: 2400mm x 1200mm
Published: Cairns, Qld, August, 2008
Edition Size: 1 - Trial Proof
Printer: Theo Tremblay
Studio: Editions Tremblay NFP, Cairns QLD

SKU: AT058A Categories: , ,
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Apu Kaz is a term commonly used for a dugong mother and calf. The hunters of Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) know many secrets about the dugong and have a very special relationship with these marine mammals. Very little of this information is shared with people outside of Zenadh Kes. The calf depicted in this print is at the stage in its development when it is about to feed on its own and fend for itself. The mother is showing the calf how to dive deeply in the strong current. The patterning represents the many different currents that flow through the islands of which the people have intimate knowledge and respect.

Apu Kaz I is a one off trial proof that was pulled prior to the main edition of 35 being printed. As such it is unique and highly collectable.