Media: Stretched canvas 62 x 122cm
Acrylic, gold leaf
Mohua is the old name of Golden Bay. It is also the name of the small endangered yellowed bodied manu. He waiatas to the deity Tane Mahuta beseeching protection. Tane is shown with the porutu an instrument, an instrument of the patupaiarehe. Surrounding him are the kotoku, the sacred manu brought from the heavens. The tui, the other sacred bird flies from the centre upwards, there to hang flight before descending.
Stretched canvas 122 x 61cmAcrylic, gold leaf
Stretched canvas 122 x 61cmAcrylic, gold leafThe doorway from the eleventh heaven into the twelfth, the place where the esoteric knowledgewas kept, the place of Io, was guarded by Tui....
Media: Stretched canvas 122 x 61cmAcrylic, Gold leafIn 1642 Abel Tasman the Dutch sailor and commander of two ships rounded the top of Mohua and heard the sound of ‘trumpets’....