Kelly Barclay “Saltwater Crocodile” Limited Edition Print 81.5cm x 35cm

$295.00

From the original, a limited edition print by Kelly Barclay. Print is 815mm (height) x 335mm(wide).  Hand signed, titled and numbered by Kelly Barclay. Print is also embossed for authenticity with her “Flaming Teardrop” mark. Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity and the artists story.

 

 

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Description

SALTWATER CROCODILE

  • Limited Edition Print, signed, numbered and embossed for authenticity by Gulf Artist Kelly Barclay.
  • Comes rolled in a mailing tube with certificate of authenticity.
  • The original artwork was painted in acrylics on primed canvas, only 250 prints are available.
  • Print measures 81.5cm x 35cm

 

Artist:             Kelly Barclay

Born:               1980

Origin:             Doomadgee, QLD

Tribal Group:  Waanyi

 

ARTWORK STORY

The Saltwater crocodile is the most powerful animal we have in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia. As Aboriginal people it shapes our practices out bush along our coast and coastal rivers, as well as our inland rivers during flood times. The painting depicts my interpretation of a Saltwater croc, it is pure power. I’ve symbolised this through another powerful form, fire. The fire in the tail and the mouth-nose area shows that this not only shows power but danger. Designs on the croc are hard lines because the skin itself is hard and tough. The claws are ready and its eyes are alert, a croc will learn your routine if you spend any amount of time near the water and wait to strike. The surrounds are the
saltflats of the lower gulf and I’ve also added samphire plants for the borders from our
coast. The hard lines beside the samphire is the grass of our coastline.