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WhakaWhata

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2400 x 2400 x 30mm

Wood gel, stain, acrylic, metalic ink, foil, lacquer, wax on hoop pine & meranti a grade plywood

the journey one takes to learn about one’s whakapapa

ko tainui te waka
ko taupiri te maunga
ko waikato te awa
ko tainui te iwi
ko ngati mahanga raua
ko ngati hine tooku haapu
ko papaorotu tooku marae
ko shane ahau

i am maori
maori flows in my blood
maori pulses in my hands
maori rages in my soul
at times this fills me with fear
at times this fills me with pride
at times this fills me with tears

my ancestors made a journey to this land
they planted the seeds
they nurtured the seeds
they gave me my time in the sun

june 2nd 2008
times are changing
the journey has begun
the journey will be long
the journey will be hard
i must explore
it’s not just about me anymore

a sea of mystery surrounds me
it carrys me in your swirling current
it drags me too and fro
my hair follows your path
makes my mind swim with thoughts of insecurity
i must stay afloat
i must persevere.

this face i have, it is part of you
this face i have, it is part of you
this face i have, it is part of you

this path i have travelled
this path i am travelling
this path i have yet to travel
it is part of you

these works I do
these things I see
they are a part of you
they are a part of me
they are a part of you
they are a part of me

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