TALA week August 22 - 31
An expose of works by our Aboriginal artists resident in Tasmania.
Allan Mansell Yolla Migration - double print (1/2) 2002
Lithograph from stone block, framed 340x960mm, 535x1160mm SOLD
This print shows 5 mutton bird (yolla) chicks nestled together representing the time taken to mate, lay an egg,
incubate it to hatching point and bring up the chicks to independence - about 5 months. The 7 birds with
outstretched wings portray the 7 months of migration from Tasmania to the Arctic Circle and back and represent
the land forms that they fly over - Tasmania, mainland Australia and the Japanese island archipalego. The birds
lay a single egg as shown in the figure of 8 migration pattern. The rafting of the birds as they fly is shown as the
ocean waves. The adult birds are shown flying away from the young to encourage them to migrate.