May the Sun bring you energy by day,
May the Moon softly restore you by night,
May the Rain wash away your worries,
May the wind blow new strength into your being.
May you walk on this earth in peace all the days of your life, and know it's beauty forever and ever.
- Ma te ra e kawe mai, te ngoi ia ra ia ra,
Mā te marama e whakaora ia koe
i waenga pō.
Mā te ua e horoi
Mā te hau e pupuhi te pākahukahu
ki roto i tō tinana.
I roto i ōu hikoitanga i te ao kia whakaaro koe
ki te hū marie ataahua hoki o ōu ra mō ake tonu atu.
Edition of 100
This is a high quality fine art print - Hand signed and a 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.