Colour reduction linocut
Paper size: 60 x 52cm, Image size 47 x 34cm on Somerset Paper
Bulal’ Guḏurrku (two brolga’s)
As told by the artist:
There are märrma’ Guḏurrku standing in the reeds. They are attracted to the Gulwani (bulrush) flowers that they eat in the wet season. Djikay (small finch) follow them in for the nectar.
In the Wäḏut season (when the nights become cool and burning off begins) the small seeds from the bulrushes blow away in the wind. We go hunting for brolga’s along with the magpie goose at this time, as the billabongs dry out.
The miny’tji in this print belongs to my father’s clan – dhudi–djapu.
Printed Yirrkala Print Studio 2019