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aiona tala gaidan badu art centre kunai
aiona tala gaidan badu art centre kunai

Kunai

by Aiona Tala Gaidan

Size: 40cm x 61cm

Medium: Lino Print

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$125.00 (Incl GST)

This story is about my two small bala’s (Brothers). Jordon being the Karrbai (the white Herron bird) because he is lighter in colour and the Kunai Leonard (the black bodied black neck Herron bird) and this was because his is of darker skin. I have four images representing my story about my younger brothers and how my mum would call out to them returning from primary school “Karrbai ah kunai” these two had a tendency to go ‘walk about’ and not come straight home from school. Mum would come to my work worried asking me if I had seen them two karrbai ah kunai and can I gor look for them. I would make mum not to worry and make a remark “they are flying around here somewhere again” before searching to locating them and taking them home. The design’s and patterning around the Bird images represents my four brothers’ and three sisters’.