Maireena Shell Madonna

Ian A. Hawkins

Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia

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Artist's Description

Maireena shells have been collected in the north of Tasmania by Aboriginal women for centuries.Very labour intensive as the shells can only be gathered – from the kelp on which they live – at certain times of the year, then cleaned, polished and strung. Hence they are highly prized and quite valuable.They are very small shells, some of which you can just see, down the left side of the work.
Embellished with found images and objects, mostly recycled.

Artwork Comments

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