|Whakawhitiana/ Crossing Over - M04556|
|Limited edition print Small (150) / original date 2007/ edition release 2007/ framed sizes: 40 x 40 cm /original medium acrylic on canvas/ image size 27.5 cm x 19 cm/ media size 41 x 19 cm / media : 310 Hahnemuhle archival German etching
Limited edition print Medium (75) / original date 2007/ edition release 2007/original medium acrylic on canvas/ image size 50 x 50cm/ media size 60x 61cm / media : 310 Hahnemuhle archival German etching
It is important for me that my tamariki (children) appreciate life and their culture. It is therefore necessary that they have the knowledge that is required to understand the purpose and value of our customs. The gap is created by the structure of todays society where we are hindered by day to day time constraints and financial pressures. In many instances modern success contradicts Maori values. To realize my goals is to find the middle path and one that will add value to the future direction of life for my tamariki (children) and mokopuna (grandchildren). Most of all to appreciate things more. This painting depicts my son Porowini and waka (canoe) at Waitangi.