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WORKS BY LEADING ABORIGINAL, TORRES STRAIT ISLANDERS AND WESTERN AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS

Mick ENGLAND_Yawkyawk_Australian Aboriginal Art
N°: 2915

Artist: Mick ENGLAND

Title: Yawkyawk

Art : Aboriginal

Community: Maningrida

Dimensions: L: 6 x H: 147 x P: 6 cm

Date: 2015

Medium: Wood & natural pigments
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Aboriginal sculpture

the YawkYawk are young girls quite resembling our mermaids who, in the Dreamtime, left the waters where they lived to go on land to search for their food.

The work evokes the dual anthropomorphic and fishy dimensions of the YawkYawk quite precisely: it seems, in fact, to grasp it at the moment when its tail fins turn into legs. The verticality of the sculpture also emphasises this aspect of the myth.
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  Some references:
Musée du Quai Branly, Musée des Confluences à Lyon, Musée d'Art Contemporain les Abattoirs à Toulouse, Musée des Arts d’Afrique et d’Asie de Vichy, Musée de la Musique, Museum d'histoire naturelle de Lille, Musée de Rochefort, Fondation Electricité de France, Fondation Colas, Banque Dexia ...

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