'Gelam Nguzu Kazi [Dugong My Son]', David Bosun

'Gelam Nguzu Kazi [Dugong My Son]', David Bosun

David Bosun (born 1973)
'Gelam Nguzu Kazi [Dugong My Son]'
2001
Linocut on paper
Museum no. E.1092-2002
Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund
© David Bosun

In the 1990s young artists in the Torres Strait Islands, north of Australia, began to rediscover their local material culture, largely lost under colonialism. They made linocut prints celebrating traditional visual patterns, creation myths and other stories. In this print, the story relates to the shaping of the land itself, described in a map-like narrative.