Wiremu Barriball ©
Created during NZ COVID-19 lockdown level 4, March, 2020.
Te Kōkō or what is known more commonly nowadays as 'Tūi' is at first glance mostly black with little white throat tufts, however, in good light, they reveal a stunning sheen of iridescent blues and greens.
Gifted to Tane by the sacred deity 'Rehua', who adorned the neck of Tui with a star to remind mankind of its heavenly origin.
Known to sing at night, especially during a full moon, this abstract depiction shows her in full flight across the night sky.
As with all birds in Te Ao Maori, Tui are powerful beings that act as messengers on a spiritual level.
• Printed on 110gsm Canvas
• Gallery wrapped around a natural timber frame
• Ready to hang
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