NOTEBOOK: Joel Sam; Blak Flair
Blank 80 page notebook printed on recycled paperstock with soy based inks.
ARTIST: Joel Sam, born in 1977, on Waiben (Thursday Island) and raised in Bamaga, Joel Sam lives in Cairns, having completed his art studies in 2005 with a Diploma of Art from the Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE. Joel's work is inspired by his cultural heritage and contemporary influences of Island life, with a focus on the aquatic environment of the Coral Sea. Turtles, fish, crustaceans, shells and coral of the reef are featured in his work.
ARTWORK DETAILS: Thabu tutuwam, (snake scales), etching with Chine Colle, edition of 30, 2009, 167 x 122 mm. Published by Djumbunji Press KickArts Fine Art Printmaking.
ARTWORK STORY: The snake skin pattern represents my totem.
Blak Flair is a KickArts creative merchandise project that has been generously supported by the Christensen Fund. The project aims to develop a collection of merchandise that portrays the work of Indigenous artists from Far North Queensland to promote their work and cultural importance to the broader community.
Dimensions: 210 x 150mm