Heather Milne

Tama-nui-te-rā 2021

The winner of Junior’s category of Re:ACTIVATE Aspiring Artists 2021 is Te Ao Rangimarie Davis, aged 8 from Te Pā o Rākaihautū School.

The title of this work Tama-nui-te-rā, is designed as a vibrant piece that welcomes and greets the viewer as they stroll through the park, much like the way the sun greets us at dawn. It celebrates the story of how Māui slowed down Tama-nui-te-rā to give us longer days, and also all that Tama-nui-te-rā gives Papatūānuku. This work is made from acrylic.

Hurihia tō aroaro ki te rā tukuna tō ātārangi kia taka ki muri ki a koe.
Turn your face to the sun and the shadow falls behind you.

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