I spent the entire first part of my life surrounded by men. 3 brothers, 7 million male cousins, my Dad, my Step-Father, I even had close male friends at school, I guess growing up around so much testosterone meant I could connect easily with the men of our species?  I longed for a sister though. My entire life. I always wondered what it would have been like, to have another female energy so close to me. I yearned for softness, fragility, vulnerability....amidst all the testosterone, I was…

I spent the entire first part of my life surrounded by men. 3 brothers, 7 million male cousins, my Dad, my Step-Father, I even had close male friends at school, I guess growing up around so much testosterone meant I could connect easily with the men of our species? I longed for a sister though. My entire life. I always wondered what it would have been like, to have another female energy so close to me. I yearned for softness, fragility, vulnerability....amidst all the testosterone, I was…

At the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (itself in a very cool building by Jean Nouvel), Is this awesome luminous wall in the temporary Maori   exhibit that relates to the graphic arts of the New Zealand tribe. Illuminated!

At the Quai Branly Museum in Paris (itself in a very cool building by Jean Nouvel), Is this awesome luminous wall in the temporary Maori exhibit that relates to the graphic arts of the New Zealand tribe. Illuminated!

Maori Hand (Tattoo Silicon Hand) by Whitireia Visual Arts and Design graduate Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi.

Maori Hand (Tattoo Silicon Hand) by Whitireia Visual Arts and Design graduate Tuigamala Andy Tauafiafi.

Bino is a self taught Maori artist who has been brought up and surrounded by carvings, paintings, singing and sports at his Marae in Porirua, Wellington. Bino is of Ngati Toa Rangatira, Ngati Raukawa, Te Ati Awa desent. Tainui being his waka

Bino is a self taught Maori artist who has been brought up and surrounded by carvings, paintings, singing and sports at his Marae in Porirua, Wellington. Bino is of Ngati Toa Rangatira, Ngati Raukawa, Te Ati Awa desent. Tainui being his waka

Queen with Moko by Barry Ross Smith ... my beautiful queen moko, she is in my living room.

Queen with Moko by Barry Ross Smith ... my beautiful queen moko, she is in my living room.

Nga Reo Kuia by Robyn Kahukiwa

Nga Reo Kuia by Robyn Kahukiwa

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