Te Moana

BWAIPUKAart limited edition artwork - Te Moana

Te Moana (The Ocean) ~ 'From water springs life!’ Water is like the womb - symbolic of birth, fertility and womanness … it is a place of endless mystery representing that which is certainly there, but cannot be seen.

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa means The Great Ocean of Kiwa (The Pacific Ocean), which holds in itself the female qualities and energies in the form of Hinemoana, the ocean maid. A daughter of Tangaroa, Hinemoana is the nurturer of all creatures that live within her vast liquid expanse.