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Exodus (Rain Serpent)

Artist: Rusiate Lali

Region: Fiji

Medium/Type: Painting

Size: 152 x 91 cm

Catalogue Number: 14049RL

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Vuda (is the Top of the Mountain where the Ancestors came from). 

Our Ancestors always predicted there will be another great flood. If we don’t respect nature there will be another great flood which our Ancestors predicted. It is something all indigenous race of every nation will have to face.

We are all from the highlands in the middle of Fiji and we migrated to theshoreline. What this great flood means is that we will return to the highlands. It is a prediction of the ancestors.

This will happen when men start flying. The way things are going with climate change this is happening again. What is scary about this great flood is that it is slowing creeping up on us.

Technology is when we start flying, driving–we think we can travel to Mars and create a new planet – big headed, big boots.

People like us 3rd world countries – we do not have the technology – we can’t choose. We have no choice


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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