Waka (Wood block Print)
I was inspired to create this piece while I was working on the New Zealand Festival Open Event A Waka Odyssey. This piece is about the great navigator Kupe. In many traditions, Kupe was the first Polynesian to discover Aotearoa. With his wife Kuramarotini aboard her great waka Matahourua, he chased the giant octopus Te Wheke o Muturangi across the ocean to Aotearoa where he finally killed the Te Wheke o Muturangi on the Cook Strait. Kupe explored the country and many places are named after Kupes voyage, such as Pari Whero (Red Rocks), on the Wellington coast.
Hand printed wood block print, numbered and signed
Limited numbers available