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Jean-Mary was on the highly sacred Mt. Ömie, the first mountain, which forms part of the greater volcano Huvaimo or Mt. Lamington. The mighty headwaters of the Girua River flow down from Mt. Ömie. It is here that the first man and woman, Mina and Suja, were created. At this site, Jean-Mary observed a curious phenomenon of rock forming on the waterfall rockface and then again in the river, built up from the high concentration of minerals from the volcanic water. Using uehorëro (her own wisdom) she was inspired to create this design, sodirejé, rock forming from minerals. The lines that run through the work are known as orriseegé or ‘pathways’ and provide a compositional framework for the design. 

Title: Vahuhu sine (Skin of the yellow snake)
Artist: Flora Oviro (Anu)
Medium: Natural pigments on nioge (barkcloth)
Dimensions (cm): 111 x 85cm
Hanging device: Timber dowel attached (sewn on with fabric) with two wire loops on either end to hang on two screws or nails
Catalogue Number: 18-044

Ömie Artists

Vahuhu sine by Flora Oviro (Anu)


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