Ranginui – 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 Whatumanawa ā Rangi – The Heart of Consciousness

Ranginui would ideally be fashioned out of the blue clay found on the east coast of Aotearoa, which is said to have been deposited here from the stars. Ranginui is consciousness, which can be seen in his moko kanohi (facial tattoo) which depicts Te Aratiatia ā Tāne (the stepped pathway of Tāne), and Te Hiringa-i-te-mahara i Te Ao Mārama, the collective evolution of human consciousness. The circular structure of the image depicts the great cycles of creation, which were observed by theTōhunga Kokorangi of old (sky watchers – Astronomer Practitioners). The stone stepped pyramid behind Ranginui connects these adepts of old with those astronomical priests of the pyramid cultures of the earth. Observing and measuring the planetary alignments the demarked the passage of time. All of the heavenly bodies embraced and held in place amid the bosom of our Sky Father. The spiritual bindings that bind Heaven to Earth can be seen behind and either side of the pyramid. And the Rainbow Serpent can be seen, the symbol of the awakening of humanity, and the many rainbows that adorn our father, that we may glimpse the pathways to the ancient ones, the holders of Ancient Esoteric knowledge. Spiritual Totem: Io-Tūātara {third eye open} The Lizard. Weapon: Tewhatewha Paraoa – Whalebone hand held weapon