Tane – 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 Atua – The Heart of the Gods

Tāne, who is the creative male element of creation, is depicted upside down to commemorate his primal feat of separating Ranginui-ā-Tamakurangi (Sky Father) and Papatuuānuku (Earth Mother). Tāne is created the heavens a job given to him by Reehua. We are told by the adepts of old that he was finally able to accomplish this task by laying on his back and thrusting Ranginui up with his legs, thus tearing them asunder from their tight embrace, which allowed light and breath into the world and thus life was able to blossom. He also became Tumurangiwhenua, the tree the bound heaven, and earth together for a moment in time. He holds under his arms the two Whatumauri, two sacred stones Rehu Tai and Huka Tai, that were brought back from Io-Matua-Te Kore in the 12th Heaven when he ascended the heavens to retrieve the Blueprint for the Ancient Whare Waananga, and the four Baskets of knowledge, 3 of which are widely known and can be seen at the top left of the depiction, the 4th basket some say was lost on the way back down and picked up by his elder brother Whiro who took this basket of knowledge to Rarohenga, who is the embodiment of Evil, this basket can be seen at bottom right. On his forearms you will see his moko kurawaka, this placement of moko commemorates his searching for the female element and his creation of the first feminine archetype Hine-Ahu-One (the Earth Formed Maiden) whom he formed at a place calledKurawaka out of red clay. To his right layer on top of the kōwhaiwhai pattern (Tumurangiwhenua) is Te Ara Poutama, otherwise known as Te Ara Tiatia ā Tāne, the stepped pathway that Tāne employed to achieve his ascension of the vibrational realms (Ngā Rangitūhāhā) to his left you will see the sacred waters of Rongo in which he was purified before entry into each of the 12 heavens during his ascension. His spiritual totem is the white Huia bird, A Messenger of Io-Matua(Source) it was this huia that was sent by Io te summon Tāne into his presence to retrieve the Wānanga (baskets of knowledge) and the Whatumauri (stone talismans) and also the blueprint for the Whare Matarua (House of Learning). Weapon: Pouwhenua