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Dawn of Aotearoa

Original oil painting on canvas, 1050 x 660mm, 2006

Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'

This work presents the dawn of our natural realm through Maori creationary mythology. Legend has it that before our world existed, Ranginui (Sky Father) and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) clung together in a close embrace and were eventually pushed apart by their divine sons. Our world, represented by this surreal landscape, emerged and it was able to sustain life - plants, animals and ultimately humans. Papatuanuku’s nude form lies within the river stones that bathe in the caressing glow of Ranginui.

Special Limited Edition Print

Dawn of Aotearoa comes in a special limited edition print of just 30. Prints are on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 550 X 346mm and is surrounded by an unprinted white border. All prints are proofed by the artist Sofia Minson 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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