Joel Sam, Mazau bidthail (reef squid) 2008
Linocut printed in black ink from one block
Edition of 35, 2008
Published by Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking
Paper size: 800 x 1700 mm
Image size: 600 x 1500 mm
"The Mazau Bidthail (reef squid) are usually found around the reef. They are an excellent food source and can be found feeding on sardines, baby turtles, prawns and fish.
Upon the north westerly wind (kuki), when it blows, their food source becomes scarce and the Mazau Bidthail move towards the coastal areas and shelter near the mangroves whilst searching for food. Some Mazau Bidthail remain in the coastal areas where food sources are plentiful, others return with the tide and wind back to the reef and some move to deeper waters."