Segar Passi, who as a child taught himself to paint, has been making art for over six decades. In the 1960s he was one of eight Torres Strait Island artists asked by anthropologist Margaret Lawrie to record, in paintings and drawings, the history, culture, flora and fauna of the Torres Strait.
Segar uses his paintings to educate young people on Mer about using clouds to predict weather patterns. This intergenerational cultural knowledge exchange is important to Segar and is seen throughout his work and his historic representation of island life.
This cloud appears on the south and it looks like the stern of a ship. In Meriam language we say stima kor kor. When we see this cloud pointing towards the west it tells us that the wind will soon be coming from the west. This cloud always appears in the month of December.
High quality reproduction of an original painting held in the Cairns Art Gallery Collection.
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Artwork will be rolled in a PostPak tube for shipping.