Top 50 (2007)
featuring works by Aboriginal artists from
Australian Art Collector magazine's
lists of Most Collectable Artists
Dennis Nona Sazi - Special Root 34/99 2005
Etching 760 x 570mm Paper, 500 x 320mm Image SOLD
Story: This marine blue etching depicts the effect of Sazi in a sea lagoon. Sazi is a special root used by Torres Strait Islanders to intoxicate the fish so that a plentiful catch is easily available. The Sazi root is crushed and its liquid released into the sea lagoon or the inland swamps from where creeks and rivers form. In the swamp there are barramundi, mullet and prawns and in the lagoon there is a wide variety of fish. Sazi root is used especially for community feasting on ceremonial occasions.