TE TOA WAIRUA (The Warrior Spirit) - Limited Edition Print
A print that looks like any other, yet changes colour at night! Absorbing light during the day it glows for 4-8 hrs during the night. At day is green on a white background, at night is pale green on a dark green background.
Size: 410 x 570mm
Edition size of 4 - 1 left!
Aluminium coated with Glowing Resin
Screenprinted with white archival ink.
Framed in white box frame
Print has 120mm back board space around edges and is mounted floating and raised by 5mm
Brief description of design:
The design is made up of the word TOA (warrior). The design is reflected to portray the two teams meeting in battle. Together they make the face of a true warrior. The flowing lines are reflective of the flowing nature of the game and maori flair. The koru shapes represent the mangopare (hammerhead shark],which is a maori symbol of strength and warrior spirit, which both sides exhibit. The use of text as the skeletal structure of the design and building imagery around this enables it to serve as an eduction in maori language while portraying the emotion and intent of the word.
1. (stative) be brave, bold, victorious, experienced,
accomplished, adept, competent, skilful, capable.
2. (verb) won.
3. (noun) courage, bravery, champion, winner, expert.
4. (noun) warrior, brave man.
Te Kapa Toa
we are brave
we are bold
we are brandishing
we have focus
we have flair
we have fortitude
we are one
we are winners
we are warriors
Kowhaiwhai [when prints are repeated] meaning: painted scroll ornamentation - commonly used on meeting house rafters.