'Hono / Connected' being linked to your presence and your history, family, wairua, #Matariki signifies for us to remember those we loved and lost. #MataAriki note: snippet image, not the full artwork.

'Hono / Connected' being linked to your presence and your history, family, wairua, #Matariki signifies for us to remember those we loved and lost. #MataAriki note: snippet image, not the full artwork.

'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki Gatherer Warrior snippet image not full image.

'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki Gatherer Warrior snippet image not full image.

press image 'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki has many meanings, such as Eyes of God, Tiny Eyes, Little Stars.  Mata Ariki Exhibition (July - August 2014 Art Exhibition) was an exhibition about #Matariki and shedding light and understanding about what it means to Maori, from my artistic perspective.

press image 'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki has many meanings, such as Eyes of God, Tiny Eyes, Little Stars. Mata Ariki Exhibition (July - August 2014 Art Exhibition) was an exhibition about #Matariki and shedding light and understanding about what it means to Maori, from my artistic perspective.

High resolution print

High resolution print

'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki snippet image not full image.

'Kohi Kohi Tane Toa' #MataAriki snippet image not full image.

Kai Tahi / Eat as One There's an old saying and it's inspired in this work, of sharing the food that we replenish ourselves for if I eat, you eat, we all eat.  Matariki was also the time of sharing food.  #MataAriki #Matariki snippet image not full image.

Kai Tahi / Eat as One There's an old saying and it's inspired in this work, of sharing the food that we replenish ourselves for if I eat, you eat, we all eat. Matariki was also the time of sharing food. #MataAriki #Matariki snippet image not full image.

"Tiaki Kai" / preservation of food Kereru bird was a stable food source for Maori, my uncle had memories of hunting with his father, the importance of Matariki and Maori was the sharing of food, after the hunting and preparation of the birds, my uncle would stop at houses prior to home to share.

"Tiaki Kai" / preservation of food Kereru bird was a stable food source for Maori, my uncle had memories of hunting with his father, the importance of Matariki and Maori was the sharing of food, after the hunting and preparation of the birds, my uncle would stop at houses prior to home to share.

Tangata Whenua / From the Land #MataAriki #Matariki

Tangata Whenua / From the Land #MataAriki #Matariki

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