Ngatoroirangi – 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.
+ Shipping: Delivery is FREE within Australia and $15 for international addresses via Australia Post Registered Mail (insurance included).

Artist Statement

Te Pou Ahurewa – The Ascended Masters

This image depicts Ngātoroirangi sitting before his tūahu (alter) called Taumaiihiorongo, which is situated at one of the Ngāti Awa whare wānanga called Te Matarēhua (ariki) on Mōtiti Island in the Bay of Plenty, North Island of Aotearoa.Ngātoroirangi was a Tōhunga Ahurewa, (Priest of the highest order) and built a traditional Whare Waananga Te Matarehuaon Mōtiti Island. The Tūahu called Taumaiihiorongo was also built as the main shrine at this whare wānanga and is depicted as the stone hinges, upon which stands Rongo, the Atua of Peace. Te Ngakooterangi Ngaropo, whom these images were commissioned by, is planning to rebuild the ancient school of learning in a sustainable village complex. The whare wānanga well be called Tumurangiwhenua and the Pātūwatawata the sustainable tribal village complex for our future generations to peacefully take back and maintain our divine legacy of Tōhunga Ahurewatanga (Priestly practices of the highest order) in order for our children and grandchildren to have the tools to live in symbiosis with each other, Mother Earth, and sky father and all their inhabitants. Rongo holds a basket of Kūmara (sweet potato) the traditional symbol of peace. To his right at the top of Te Ara Poutama, the stepped pathway is the kō, the main gardening tool fro planting seeds and seedlings. At the bottom left of the Te Ara Poutama is the tewhatewha made from a whales jaw. The evolution of Human consciousness and our genetic activation is depicted by the crop circle design to the left of Rongo, the same pattern connecting his chakras. The Māori specific term for charka is Kuaha, Whatitoka, or Waharoa.

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