Open edition canvas print by indigenous New Zealand Māori artist, Isobel Joy Te Aho-White of the Ngāti Kahungunu and Ngai Tahu tribes of Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Featuring the exquisite 'Hinauri' design. Isobel states 'Hinauri, demi-goddess of moontide, is the first-known of our tupuna to attempt suicide after her brother Māui turned her husband, Irawaru, into a kurī (dog). The story goes that no matter how many times Hinauri tried to drown herself in the ocean, the waves would throw her back onto land. This is a tale that is applicable today and describes our fight for suicide prevention in Aotearoa. Suicide prevention is a kaupapa that is close to my heart. Māori youth have a high statistic for suicide rates, and this needs to change, and we must draw together to reform and reindigenise mental health facilities for tangata whenua to make this change. As an artist/designer, I use visual forms of communication to tautoko the work that some amazing people in our community are doing for suicide prevention.'
360GSM high quality canvas stretched across a 3cm frame ready to hang.
Signed by the artist.
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Read our Toi Tangata Artist Interview with Isobel Joy Te Aho White here.