Modern art print of Cape Reinga/Te Rerenga Wairua is in the north of the North Island of New Zealand where the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea collide. Cape Reinga is a deeply spiritual and sacred place for Māori. It is here that the spirits of the departed travel on their journey to the afterlife. They descend into the underworld via the roots of an ancient native Pohutakawa tree on the headland and journey back to Hawaiki which is the ancestral homeland for Māori people. Reinga means underworld and Te Rerenga Wairua means leaping-off place of spirits.
In this artwork I wanted to pay homage to the traditional Māori significance of this extraordinary place. The intention was to build up layers of spiritual symbolism with the presence of the traditional motifs carved into the land, the Pohutukawa tree on the cape, the swirling sea merging into sky, the lighthouse suggesting European influences and the shadow it casts but also the grass around its base showing the connection between the land and the building, signifying the merging of cultures. This is an expression of how I feel about this place and I hope that you can also find some personal significance in this art.
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• Acid-free, PH neutral, poly-cotton base • 20.5 mil thick canvas, 470 g/m² • Mounting brackets included • Hand glued solid wood stretcher bars • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free) • 1.5" deep
• Alder, semi-hardwood frame from renewable forests • .75” thick frame • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil • Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²) • Acrylite front protector (acrylic not glass) • Lightweight • Hanging hardware included
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