May calm spread all around you May the sea glisten like greenstone, and the shimmer of summer dance across your path.
- Kia hora te marino, Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, Kia tere te Kārohirohi i mua i tōu huarahi.
Rangawhenua Tawhaki is said to be the author of this whakatauki, but it may have originated before him as "Nā ranga whenua".
Ngāti Maniapoto/Ngāti Rereahu region of New Zealand's North Island.
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.
Edition of 100
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.