Billy Missi 'Bonaw minaral (bommie patterns)'

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Etching printed in one colour from one plate with Chine Colle
Edition of 30, 2009
Published by Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking
Image size: 176 x 122 mm 
Paper size: 380 x 270 mm
Paper type: Hahnemuhle off white 300 GSM paper and Iwaki
Ink type: Charbonnel
Collaborative printer: Dian Darmansjah
Editioning printer: Dian Darmansjah and Jacinta Numina Waugh

Artist: Billy Missi, 1970- 2015
Tribe: Wagedagam, Gumu, Panai
Totem: Koedal, Kaigas, Dhangal
Language: Kala Lagaw Ya
Born: Waiben, Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait)

Artwork story: "Bonaw is Kala Lagaw Ya dialect for bommie rocks on the reef, where many crayfish are found.
The patterns and the surrounding corals have been inspiring for me when I have been diving for crays over so many years. They are like beautiful gardens. This image represents those colour patterns found on the bommies." - Billy Missi

 

Catalogue ID: BIMI023 upfront