CAPE YORK ART Gathering Pippi Shell 1 blank gift card

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CAPE YORK ART

Lisa Michl / KO-manggen

Cape York Art is an Aboriginal owned and operated company that showcases art and design products from Cape York Peninsula. It was established to connect audiences with talented Cape York artists and profile their artistic styles.

Gathering Pippi Shell 1 

This painting tells the story of when my aunts and I went out onto country, down the beach. We made our way down to the waters edge. My aunts taught me how to dig in the water and feel for the Pippi Shells the old way.

We dug our feet deep into the sand and with one movement we flicked the sand out and as the wave came in. It washed out the Pippi Shells. We collected the shells as we made our way along the beach.

Once we had more than enough we made a fire by our camp, there is always plenty of good firewood at this place. We cooked the shells on the hot coals of an open fire with the milky way above us.

Blank card 15.5cm x 15.5cm