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Original Birth

Original painting Sold, oil on canvas, 1200 x 1200mm, 2006

"Original Birth" is inspired by Sofia's deep respect for the land and Maori mythology of New Zealand. The painting depicts the birth of the first children of Ranginui (sky father) and Papatuanuku (earth mother). The first signs of life sprout from crevices in the rocks of Papatuanuku. The children begin their emergence into the dark world between their parent's close, comforting and eventually stifling embrace.

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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Sofia Minson Oil Paintings | New Zealand Artwork