He Waka Eke Noa
He waka eke noa
~ We are all in this together
Literally translated, this whakatauki (proverbial saying) is ‘The canoe in which we all are in without exception’
Metaphorically the waka is on a journey. Under the guidance and following the direction of its leader, the group works together with a shared purpose, with trust in each other, to ensure the success of all.
Edition of 100
This is a high quality fine art print - Hand signed and numbered Limited edition.
Using 100% cotton rag smooth matte 280gsm paper using best quality giclée printing process.
A ceramic artist, printmaker and painter - I've always been a maker of things.
Pakeha with connections to ngati wai through a previous marriage and child.
I began working in this style 12 years ago, combining art with words in te reo along with their translation in english, as a quiet stand against the racism within my own environment.
Aotearoa inspired, works are often illustrations of whakataukī (Māori proverbs) or waiata (Māori songs).
The words are wise and up-lifting and they give a beautiful feeling to the art of love, hope and self-worth - a positive message, to gift yourself or another.
It inspires me, that and the nature surrounding us in Aotearoa, especially our native bird life. Aoteroa Art - Aotearoa Love. - Amber Smith
Note: The frame shown is made in a virtual setting to give an example of what the print could look like framed.