Maui – Giclee Print


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+ Artist: Turumakina 2011
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+ A3 Print (42cm x 29cm): Limited edition of 25 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.
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Artist Statement

Te Pou Whatumanawa Taketake – The Human Heart [personality]

The eponymous ancestor Māui who is known throughout Polynesia and even into parts of Asia, notably the Philippines. Māui is the archetypal Demi god hero attributed with such epic feats as the acquisition of fire from the Atua-Goddess of fire Mahuika, the fishing up of many islands out of the unchartered waters of Te Moana nui aa Kiwa (the pacific ocean), the capturing and slowing down of Tanenuiārangi otherwise known as Tamanuiterā (Rā) our Sun, to allow humanity the ability to integrate and transmute the quintessential language and life force transmitted to us from galactic core through our Sun, Tihei Mauri oo Raa!


Māui is also the ancient keeper of all time. He held the power of the star compass ultimately knowing that all esoteric alignment was going to happen here in Te Ika a Māui (NZ) first in the universe because we are the first to see the Tamanuitera. (The Sun). This was embodied in the applied practice of Te Ngako’s fieldwork for his PhD. He returned to Hawaiki to gather 14 mauri (sacred talismans) from the ancient marae of Taputapuātea. Firstly to release the Māui’s canoe Nukutaimemeha from the summit of Hikurangi. Secondly, to rebuild the star compass at the summit of Takawhiti with the remaining nine mauri (sacred talisman). The 14 mauri are reconnected to the power source from Te Kore (Unlimited Potential), to Io Matua Kore, to Ngā Rangi Tūhāhā, to Papatuānuku, to Taputapuātea and then to Hikurangi.


Māui bears his Spiritual Totem, Te Kauae Matua o Murirangawhenua, (the sacred jawbone of his grandmother Murirangawhenua) fashioned into the sacred magical hook called Tūwāwā-ki-te-rangi (to have direct alignment with a higher form of consciousness) that he used to fish up Te Ika nui a Māui, The North island of New Zealand, which is to his right with the Waka a Māui (the Canoe of Māui) the South Island, it is said that he smited his own nose to use his own blood as bait to catch the great fish. His moko tells the story of his final journey with Hinenuitepō, the Goddess of death in which he did not survive, leaving humanity a mortal race.


The golden orb on his forehead symbolises his conquest of the sun. He stands on the head of Murirangawhenua, as it was her Matriarchal Terrestrial knowledge that enabled him to perform his magic science. The whare wānanga is called Te Aho o Matariki and Te Hemo o Tawake are his whare wānanga. These were traditional Matarua (two windowed House) which is the structure of an ancient school of learning, behind the whare is Hikurangi where the navigational star compass has been constructed, the east coast mountain famed to be the final resting place of Māui’s and his canoe and as a result of this work has been removed. Te Ikaroa a Maaui surrounds Māui – the Milky Way also symbolised by the tukutuku panel, and Te Aho o Matariki (Pleiades) to his left. Which Maaui was able to travel backward and forward at will.