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Viritalawalawa (the web)

Artist: Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 91 x 91 cm

Catalogue Number: 14034RL

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This work is about how we are all now entangled in this web we have created. The circles on the top represent all the man made things we have created– nuclear bomb, poisonous gas,all the life threatening things.It is like looking through a microscope and see all these germs represented by those circular shapes–they are like cancer cells– diseases that man has created over the years destroying the environment and creating the setting for climate change. It represents the man made diseases we have made on the environment.

The wolf’s head is man when he does not have spirituality… consistently wanting more… taking and not giving back.

The one winged angel represents nature that the wolf is destroying.

How would you like to be caught in the nets like the dolphins and the whales?


Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Stunning Melanesian Aesthetic Energized with Powerful Modernist Expression… Rusiate Lali is a man of his times. Coming from a long lineage of potters, carvers, tapa cloth and fibre artists, Rusiate is one of the most exciting and provocative artists to exhibit at Gallery Gondwana. In 1999 he was named 'Contemporary Fijian Artist of the Year' - his work was a sensuous mix of past and present, myth and reality. With a number of solo and group exhibitions under his belt, and a body of work that continues to grow, evolve and surprise, every new exhibition is eagerly anticipated. His step into the high end fashion world of London in 2016 saw his experimental pieces adorned the catwalk models, then the Spring/Summer fashion show in Alice Springs the same year, saw his paintings transformed into wearable art and fashion. The following year 2017 saw his London Exhibition Climate Change in the Pacific as the opening of the 13th London Pacific Fashion Week…

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