Gawura is whale in Yuin Language, and the artist’s Spirit name. The traditional owners of Twofold Bay, the Yuin people, believed that the killer whales were the reincarnation of their ancestors. They would often perform a ritual of limping between fires on the beach and pretending to be lame, in order to “call” the orcas to drive whales to shore and provide them with food. Note the protective nature of the mother to her young.
Size 102cm Wide x 76cm deep