Joel Sam 2010 Dhoeybaw (yam leaves) Etching printed in two colours from one plate with Chine Colle Edition of 30 Published by Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking Image size 920 x 490 mm Paper size 1200 x 800 mm
Paper type Hahnemuhle off white 300 GSM using Iwaki Chine Colle
Ink type Charbonnel black and burnt sienna
Collaborative printer Elizabeth Hunter
Editioning printer Elizabeth Hunter
Artist Bio Joel Sam's family lives in Bamaga Cape York and originates from Saibai Island. Born on Thursday Island he currently lives in Cairns having finished his art studies in 2005 with a Diploma of Art from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Visual Arts Course at the Tropical North Queensland TAFE. Over the last 4 years he has been developing an art practice and technical skills in the medium of the linocut. Joel's artworks are inspired by his culture and the images are of sea creatures that live in and around the Torres Strait such as turtles squid the fish of the reef and the shells and corals of the Coral Sea. Joel is a regular exhibitor at KickArts and Djumbunji Press is publishing several of his new prints.
Artwork story: My grandfather's totem - Dhoeybaw clan