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Artist: Arone Raymond Meeks
This work represents
communication between people
on a verbal level and how
they feel and respond to each
other. The figures are linked by their hands and
crosshatching. Crosshatching is a symbol for fertility and
the earth. The background depicts elements of the tropics,
such as the reef, rainforest, and coral spawning. The
kidney shapes within the figures represent the emptiness
we may feel when responding to confronting situations.
Back Cover Art
Title: Floral Nam Dari
Artist: Toby Cedar
This art piece has the colours
of the Torres Strait Islander
flag throughout it – with
green representing land, black
representing our people, blue representing
the sea, and white representing our Dari (Headdress). The
coconut leaves, hibiscus and frangipani signify the tropical
lifestyle as they are seen throughout the Torres Strait. The
Turtle plays a special part in the island lifestyle as both
a food source and many families' totem. Inlayed in the
turtles’ shells are the Dari which is the main symbol on our
flag to represent all our Torres Strait Islands.