The $1 bread days

Posted by Geneva Pomana on


We lived in a 3 bedroom house in Cannons Creek Porirua with our new son Rimu. His bed was a single seater sofa jammed up in the corner next to our bed. The house was cold in winter… I remember it being warmer outside than it was in.

Wiremu was studying music and I was at home with Rimu. I don’t remember how we paid the rent but that was the thing we always paid first. I do remember being a size 8 and hungry haha.

We would sit at our wobbly kitchen table and chat while Wiremu drew - pencil and cartridge paper were the tools of the time. I thought his work was really fine and beautiful. 

I guess these sessions were a little escape and they kept us warm (thanks also to the open oven) and as his collection grew so did the ideas of what to do with them.


PAPATUANUKU - Origin - Hereford Street Porirua 1998


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  • Shoes apparel….archie went home with two left feet….hahaha,funny

    Gayle stephens on
  • Memory lane trip! Had a good, hearty laugh at the open oven part. Thankful for heat pumps now 😂

    Dre Hopkinson on
  • Love it Geneva! I want more more more!!

    Ange Kalogeropoulos on
  • Revolutionaotearoa Porirua Mall, shoes apparel, returned again and again, original and eye catching. My first tamoko with Wiremu which now covers my chest, back, sholuders, bi ceps. While sitting for these Wiremu also produced the beat to “Proliferation”. A long time coming, not too far now. Outstanding artist! Original!

    Rhys Twomey on
  • I pictured the whole story. More more please

    Herani on

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