Artist : Florence Gutchen , Jimmy K Thaiday
Medium: Acrylic on Belgian Linen
Size: 183cm x 137cm
Title: Eagle Rays
Traditional Torres Strait patterning emphasises the tidal currents that these spotted Eagle Rays are swimming through. Their patterns contrasting with the patterns of the tide as they glide effortlessly through the waters. Schools of Eagle Rays can be found in the open waters or close to the reef. They are sometimes seen jumping high into the air. Eagle Rays hold cultural significance as they are totemic for some tribes of the Torres Strait.