Manaia – Print


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+ Artist: Turumakina 2009
+ Authentically hand designed using paint pens, art markers & acrylic paints
+ A3 Print (42cm x 29cm): 300gsm unframed print with an unprinted white border

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Artist Statement

The Manaia is a creature of mystery, a protector and guardian of spiritual energy, a messenger between the spirit world and the realm of men. The Manaia is a mixture of bird and man and sometimes serpent, reminiscent of the bird man. Here he has the body of a serpent, symbolising our genetic connection to brother bird, as our DNA is spiralic in nature, like two serpents intertwining each other. He Taniwha, he Tipua.