Open edition canvas print by indigenous New Zealand Māori artist, Taryn Beri of the Ngāti Toa, Te Atiawa and Ngāti Raukawa tribes.
Featuring the 'Māreikura' design. This painting was originally completed in Tolaga Bay, Uawa on the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. It was then later added to some years later in Plimmerton (Wellington) to come to be the final design you see here.
"This is a tribute to the divine feminine, to the 'loving maiden' universal goddess archetype and it draws parallels with Christian iconography (the virgin Mary) - a subject matter and genre of art that has long fascinated me, although I by no means identify as being Christian. To me the 'Māreikura' archetype and energy is one of divine love, and fierce feminine strength. Our power as women and as descendants of Hineahuone (the first human - a female, in Māori cosmology) comes from our ability to love deeply, greatly and fiercely. It comes from our ability to create life and give birth through the whare tangata (the house of humankind - the womb), and it comes from our direct connection with divinity through Papatūanuku (the Earth Mother) and Hineahuone, the great ancestress of humankind who was created by The Gods."
40 cm (16 inches) by 50 cm (20 inches) in size.
360GSM canvas stretched across a 3cm frame ready to hang. Small artists signature on bottom right corner.
$270NZD each including packaging and postage WORLDWIDE! Please allow up to three weeks delivery time.
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Read our Toi Tangata Artist Interview with Taryn Beri here.