Part of an important folio of ten limited edition prints by renowned Tiwi artist Jean Baptiste Apuatimi. This body of work embodies the iconic imagery produced by this important Australian artist for whom painting is an act of engagement in a culture and tradition linking the past with the present and nurturing the future.
I am Tiwi is presented in an archival boxed folio $8,800
‘Winga is the sea, it goes this way and that way. The tide comes in and goes out. I go and see if it is good tide for hunting. When there is awunupakupurunga (new moon) that is pumpuni japarra (good moon) for hunting. That time I love to go hunting. We can find kirimpika (mud crab), arijilani (hermit crab) yuwurli (mangrove worm), wakijapa (cheeky mangrove worm) you gotta boil him up first, wujirrima (periwinkle). I hunt inside the pamparinga (mangrove), this is all bushtucker for the Tiwi’.
© Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, c/o Tiwi Design
Drawn on the plates by the artist at Tiwi Designs, Bathurst Island and printed in an edition of 50 by APW Senior Printer Martin King at Australian Print Workshop, Melbourne, 2009.