Light box - Toa
Ellis Aranga has worked with ATARAU Lighting to create a limited series of Tonga - Te Kuha. Ellis is a ta moko artist working from a respected studio in Auckland City.
Each light box has been lined with LED strip lights and a power source which has a two metre power cord coming out the back of the box. The frame is made of an 18mm ply. The design itself has been vectorised and laser cut into a vinyl adhesive and applied to a 3mm acrylic screen.
The light boxes have a metal wire running across the back of the box to hang on the wall. The boxes can also safely stand on their own to display on the ground.
This design represents the ancestral strength and courage that each of us possess, regardless of where we are from. It serves as a reminder that no matter what we experience or encounter, we are living our ancestor's wildest dreams. To a embodies the strength, courage and resilience that is achieved in unity. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini'
Width - 255mm
Length - 770mm
Depth - 105mm
Weight - 3.5kgs