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Monkey and Turtle (State II)

by Solomon Booth

Size: 45cm x 58cm

Medium: Colour reduction linocut State II

Category: Art Prints / Etchings

$450.00 (Incl GST)

This artwork is based on the children's folklore song about the 'Monkey and the Turtle'. It is sung in traditional Torres Strait Creole to teach children the importance of not stealing.

The Monkey and Turtle went for a walk one day. They came across a banana tree. They were both feeling hungry. Monkey said to the Turtle, "I will climb the tree and get some bananas for us to eat". 

The Money and Turtle were finishing eating the bananas when the owner of the banana tree caught them in the act. He then shot the Monkey and Turtle for stealing his fruit.