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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Swept Away !! NZAG THEME WEEK !

Hi guys welcome back well ....

This fortnights Theme is Mythology so I decided to go with Maori Mythology... Its funny I am a born and bread New Zealander and yet know so little about Maori Myths and Legends so had to do some investigating and found some really interesting information so .... here is a little of what I found and in light of this ..... this is origin of my Theme Week Piece " Swept Away ".

Maui was the youngest of the five sons of his mother Taranga. His mother believed Maui was still-born and in her grief wrapped him in a bundle of hair (tikitiki) and cast him upon the ocean. He floated in the hair knot to a beach where he was found by his tupuna Tamanui-ki-te-rangi who raised him as his own.
So this wee painting is based on my interpretation of the story of how Maui was born...
Maui is wrapped up in his mother Taranga's hair and swept away through the waves. ( its so hard to take photos that show the colours well ... but the colours change as you move around this painting ) NZAG THEME WEEK THEME IS MYTHOLOGY !!.
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My NZAG Theme Week Painting for this Fortnight is "Swept Away" .
Swept Away
200mm x 200mm
Acrylic Mixed Media
For Sale
Talk soon
cheers D :-)

ok finally Resined these !!

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Ok .... finally have resined all 3 paintings .
Still need to come up with there names .......

Cheers D

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