Symbolic Unity
Susan Haywood Smith

Symbolic Unity

The essence of this artwork was originally inspired by the ornamental breast plate that adorns Polynesian warriors. Through manipulation of the original image, the outline has taken on more feminine form of a vessel.  Contained within, Susan has sought to convey each frangipani (a strong symbol of Polynesian culture) as representative of the Polynesian cultures who play an integral role in creating New Zealand's unique successful multi cultural society.  

This artwork celebrates the richness of the South Pacific cultures whilst acknowledg in the myriad of other cultures within New Zealand.  The shared experience as being a New Zealander unifies us irrespective of our cultural origins.  

Multiplate Linocut and embossed

Edition of 100

315mm x 315mm