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Good women, Laurie Nona, Torres Strait Women, Art, Lino Print
Good women, Laurie Nona, Torres Strait Women, Art, Lino Print

Apu Dunalaig

by LAURIE NONA

Size: Paper: H110cm x L70cm, Image: H71cm x L31cm

Medium: Black Ink on Rives paper from Vinyl

Category: Original Artwork

$350.00 (Incl GST)

The most influential women in my life have been my mum, who performed both a mother and a father role in my life.Second to her would be my sister and my sister in-law. These three women combined have given me my understanding of the role of women in traditional society which is to hold together the family which is represented in the flowers held by the image in my print of a Kapu Ipkaz - good women Apu Dunalaig motherhood.

The woman stands up on a warrior chest plate this is a representation of the family that the women has married into, as well as the responsibilities that the husband has to his wife, the hunter, gatherer, provider and protector.

As I have grown into adulthood in both traditional and western society I have grown to understand the dual roles of women in modern Torres Strait Island society and the wider community that is both the holder and care of family but also the provider. This print is my interpretation of unconditional loves that as to exist between two people, that both nurture, love, provide to each-other and for family.

Laurie Nona