• Ronelle Reid 008 The Sirens Call Web
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The Siren’s Call by Ronelle Reid – The name of the order in which the dugong is within is Sirena. This name refers to when the Sirena was first seen by early sailors they mistook them for sirens or mermaids. In Aboriginal Dreaming stories, the dugong was a lovely young woman who after being betrayed goes to live in the sea. This is similar in Polynesian stories with dugongs being a young woman who retreated to the sea.

On top of my dugong is a bush stone curlew or bush thick-knee couple. The call of the curlew has been said to sound like a shrieking woman in mourning. There are also many stories about the curlews and their call from early white settlers thinking they were the ghosts of the dead coming back to haunt them.

In this work, I hope the calls of the curlews draw attention to the plight of the dugong with their large herds now dwindling and listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable.

Art reproduction prints of this work are now available in a limited edition of 30 on rag paper – unframed. Each print is hand editioned and signed.

Print size = 69 cm x 50 cm with 3 cm border

The Siren’s Call Ltd Ed Print

Ronelle Reid

AUD$310
Size: 53w x 72h cms
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Limited Edition Print (30)

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The Siren’s Call by Ronelle Reid – The name of the order in which the dugong is within is Sirena. This name refers to when the Sirena was first seen by early sailors they mistook them for sirens or mermaids. In Aboriginal Dreaming stories, the dugong was a lovely young woman who after being betrayed goes to live in the sea. This is similar in Polynesian stories with dugongs being a young woman who retreated to the sea.

On top of my dugong is a bush stone curlew or bush thick-knee couple. The call of the curlew has been said to sound like a shrieking woman in mourning. There are also many stories about the curlews and their call from early white settlers thinking they were the ghosts of the dead coming back to haunt them.

In this work, I hope the calls of the curlews draw attention to the plight of the dugong with their large herds now dwindling and listed on the IUCN red list as vulnerable.

Art reproduction prints of this work are now available in a limited edition of 30 on rag paper – unframed. Each print is hand editioned and signed.

Print size = 69 cm x 50 cm with 3 cm border

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