NIU Series

This artwork is inspired by Hine-Moana (Ocean Goddess) and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother).

Hine-Moana’s natural invasion of Papatuanuku (Earth Mother) is constant. Her daily assault is unforgiving, ebbing in and out, gnawing at her forbear with a consistent force and destructive power. She is relentless every minute and second of every day.

Papatuanuku tolerates the force of this massive energy as she is forever bracing herself against her granddaughter’s onslaught day in and day out. It is a battle that is timeless - one they have shared for almost an eternity, and one that will continue for as long as this planet exists.

Manawanui is perseverence and stamina, and is a quality relating to the heart space.