Gaoima (Boil Medicine)

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Gaoima (Boil Medicine)


Edition of 99
Etching-Tusche Technique
Image Size 87 x 39.5cm
Paper Size 100 x 59cm



Gaoima is one of an edition of 99 Etchings numbered and signed by the artist. The plate used for this print was cut in the shape of a person’s back. In the summer time, when its very hot in the Torres Strait, special leaves are placed on the back to soothe and heal boils. You can see their faint shapes across the print where they have been pressed onto the skin. The wash is olive green – the same colour as the juice from the leaves.