spine (2001)

The “spine” series stems from an image of a plant-like backbone. My Grandmother was taken on a trip by her mother along with my Grandmother’s brother and baby sister, a couple of hundred kilometres to another pastoral property. They were running away from the Burketown Police, who used to take away the lighter coloured children, as well as from my Great-Grandmother’s husband. Nan, my Grandmother, said that her mother used to catch fish in the rivers. “She gave us the flesh off the backbone, she gave us the best of what she had.” The image of the spine is a metaphor for the backbone, the strength that Aboriginal women are to our families.
A series of four etchings published by Northern Editions, Charles Darwin University in 2001.

Set of 4 $1,800.00
Singles $500.00

 

spine 1

spine 1 (2001)
Etching with chine collé
Printed in edition of 30 on Hahnemühle paper 53.0 x 39.5 cm.
Northern Editions blindstamp

spine 2

spine 2 (2001)
Etching with chine collé
Printed in edition of 30 on Hahnemühle paper 53.0 x 39.5 cm.
Northern Editions blindstamp.

spine 3

spine 3 (2001)
Etching with chine collé
Printed in edition of 30 on Hahnemühle paper 53.0 x 39.5 cm.
Northern Editions blindstamp.

spine 4

spine 4 (2001)
Etching with chine collé
Printed in edition of 30 on Hahnemühle paper 53.0 x 39.5 cm.
Northern Editions blindstamp.