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Painting | Robin Slow

Pūrāku o Kokowai

Regular price $4,800.00
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Painting | Robin Slow

Pūrāku o Kokowai

Regular price $4,800.00
Unit price
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91 x 122cm Kokowai Acrylic Binder.

The hongi of Ranginui and Papatuanuku.

From Neville Parker:

"The same hope is played out every day when the sun crests the horizon and we see the point where the sky touches noses with the earth. The first breath of that day is repeated as the final breath in the evening when again that last caress happens. With the first and last breaths being shared we enter the unknown with our eyes attuned to change and our minds engaged. The imagery of the two coming together and forming one reminds us all of the fact we are both solid and spirit, inner and outer capable of greatness and failure. We can see ourselves in the picture but we also see the land, the sea, animals of the night and the dawn's chorus. The rising mist is like the land's breath and the islands ( or are they mountaintops ) are as if the very land itself is reaching to touch the heavens.  This hunger to reach, to connect and to be as one is at the very core of what it is to be human. Whether with each other, the land, a nation or just ourselves and our many sides.


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Robin Slow

For 31 years Robin Slow taught art at Golden Bay High School in Takaka. The teaching of art was a major focus for him but in turn it provided a learning and development opportunity for his own work and progression. Along with this also, was the extensive work that he has done with the whanau at Onetahua Marae. Producing murals, traditional instruments, weaving, kowhaiwhai and carving, while having overall responsibility for the design and layout of the wharenui.

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