Kala Lagaw Ya people
Waiben (Thursday Island), Torres Strait Islands, Queensland, Australia born 1975
Koedal Baydham Adhaz Parw (Crocodile Shark) Mask
Horn Island, Torres Strait Island, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fibreglass, synthetic polymer paint, Cassowary feathers, feathers, raffia and seeds
This is a sculpture, an oversized mask in the shape of a shark, by Kala Lagaw Ya artist Alick Tipoti from Horn Island in the Torres Strait. The sculpture is shown in four enlargeable images. It was exhibited as a part of the second National Indigenous Art Triennial, unDisclosed, at the National Gallery of Australia. The sculpture measures at 130.0 cm high x 300.0 cm wide x 70.0 cm deep and was made of fibreglass, synthetic polymer paint, Cassowary feathers, feathers, raffia and seeds.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra