Gundurung (Mangroves) by day on linen by Maxine Charlie 2016
Lengths of handprinted screen printed fabric on 100% linen 137cm wide
The weight of the fabric is 210gsm
The base fabric is birch in colour and is a four-colour print with green, light green, engine red and dark brown coloured details.
Maxine Charlie is a Yawuru and Bunuba artist based in Broome. She is inspired by the connection and cultural significance between the bundurr-bundurr (pindan land) and the nagula (sea) country.
Tidal creeks and parts of the coast between the high spring tide and the mean sea level are fringed with Gundurung (Mangroves). These are quiet places with dense foliage over the mudfloors and creeks or along the fringes of sandy beaches. They are a haven of food in the form of shells and crabs and provide an important element of Yawuru Sea Country.