Joel Sam, Thabu ganaw (snake skin)

Joel Sam, Thabu ganaw (snake skin)

$900.00

Etching printed in two colours from one plate with Chine Colle
Edition of 30, 2010
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: Joel Sam
Lives: Cairns, raised Bamaga, Cape York
Artist Bio: Joel Sam's family lives in Bamaga 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 - Thabu clan