Original painting Sold, oil on canvas, 300 x 300mm, 2009

"Atawhai" means to be merciful, tender-hearted and to nurture. The central hanging object in this work has the form of a manaia, which is an ancient mythical being seen in traditional Maori carving with a bird's head and a serpent's tail. The artist sees the manaia in this painting as a guardian, a mother and an angel, beautifully embodying the qualities of 'atawhai'.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 550 x 550mm and is surrounded by an unprinted white border. All prints are proofed by the artist before she signs, titles, dates and numbers them. Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD). Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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