Mountain myth carved from bold hand of Cape York printmaker

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The Torres Strait is renowned for producing master wood carvers who often slide easily into linocut printmaking. But linocutters are not confined to the islands. One Cape York mainlander has developed his own style marked by bold lines, less intricate than the Torres Strait masters who influence him and with whom he shares a heritage.
 
Teho Ropeyarn, who is based in Cairns, has a rich heritage indeed and explains to Telinga Media why this makes him comfortable with being called a cross-over artist.

 

The Torres Strait is renowned for producing master wood carvers who often slide easily into linocut printmaking. But linocutters are not confined to the islands. One Cape York mainlander has developed his own style marked by bold lines, less intricate than the Torres Strait masters who influence him and with whom he shares a heritage.

Teho Ropeyarn, who is based in Cairns, has a rich heritage indeed and explains to Telinga Media why this makes him comfortable with being called a cross-over artist.

 

 

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