Kaiwai – Barnacle

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Kaiwai – Barnacle


Edition of 45
Image Size 39 x 90cm
Paper Size 70 x 100cm



Kaiwai is one of an edition of 45 Etchings numbered and signed by the artist. Kaiwai is a soft barnacle,  just like a rubber. It’s found under the rocks along the shore. If you touch it or pick it up it releases saliva, like soap. In the afternoon in the old days, when it’s Ziba Zib time (when the sun is almost gone), the ladies would take their little babies down to the rocks. They take the Kaiwai and they rub it on the baby’s under belly so that the baby will not go to the toilet until the following morning.