Io – Giclee Print

$100.00

+ Artist: Turumakina 2011
+ Original Painting: Sold
+ A3 Print (42cm x 29cm): Limited edition of 150 hand signed, titled and numbered prints by Turumakina on 308gsm Hahnemuehle Fine Art Photo Rag museum archival quality paper. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) issued directly from our studio. Unframed print comes with a 1cm unprinted white border delivered sealed in a protective rolled tube.
+ Shipping: Delivery is FREE within Australia and $15 for international addresses via Australia Post Registered Mail (insurance included).

Artist Statement

Te Pou Rongomaiwhiti – The Seat of the Soul

This depiction of I0 is a personified one, for as above so below, Io is depicted therefore as THE human archetype, but in reality Io is a fully realised self-conscious energy. The energetic system that is fundamental in the human bio-energetic temple can be seen as what is commonly known as Kuaha (doorways into ancient realms of knowledge). Other cultures call these Chakras, which are placed within his central nervous system, and the human endocrine system. He is depicted here also to be carved from perspex to give the illusion of transparency and other worldliness. His head is adorned with 12 feathers to represent his dominion over his creation, Ngā Rangitūhāhā, the 12 realms. Behind him and to his right is his Temple known as Mātangireia, situated at his abode in the 12th Rangi, and the tūpuna (ancestors) who have gone before us, stand in the courtyard of Te Rauroha watching all that goes on in the lower realms. Te Pūwāwātanga o Io Matua Kore – The Sacred Origin Io Matua Kore Spiritual Totem: Te Pū-o-te-wheke – the Octopus, seen here as the 8 arms extending from his body, and the two giant Tuatara guarding Te Pumotomoto – the portal to his 12th dimensional abode. Weapon: Taiaha – Handheld staff like weapon