Rocky Point Sea Life

This design is a salt water story, depicting sea life from Rocky Point and Nardilmuk homelands, in Central Arnhem Land. The etching features the diverse water creatures including dugong, shark, prawn, fish, sea-snake, and lobster.

“We always go fishing and get these fish and animals and cook them on the fire for eating together. We can only see the dugongs at night time, that’s when we hunt them.

We get that line and go fishing down at the rocks and get shark and stingray. Some fish we can catch with a net or spear and some we catch out in the really deep blue sea with a boat.

In this design the animals are alive underwater, that’s why I made it blue all over.”

This print was created using the etching technique. It is a limited edition of 20 fine art prints, created in Maningrida in 2019.