Waru Kazil - Hatching Baby Turtles by Dennis NonaWaru Kazil - Hatching Baby Turtles by Dennis Nona
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Waru Kazil - Hatching Baby Turtles

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Waru Kazil is based on the idea of survival. Waru Kazil refers to small turtles and the new generation that comes down. The work is based on my recent trip to Badu Island I was inspired to do more work about the turtle - people told me that there’s not much turtle attraction now on the little island. They don’t know what happened. This made me to do this work. I know that this over-hunting is still happening right now and it’s getting hard to find them. A lot of them are now – here on the mainland they’ve been surviving down here – but on our island it’s getting scarce. In the work like I made this turtle, they are swimming away from us here, the small turtles they will go and we have to bring our laws back to the island to try and maintain this system. We are abusing our own system. Yes, it’s good for the new generation, like the new turtles they come out. Our great grandchildren will see them down the line.

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Location Australia
Region Torres Strait
Artist Dennis Nona
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2006
Dimensions 34" X 30" with custom frame
Materials & Edition hand-coloured linocut edition 45

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