Ko Wharariki Te Maunga - Wharariki is the Mountain.
Beside a mountain lake along time ago, Hinerau Wharariki Te Amokura (Wisdom Keeper) communes with Nukunuku who has taken the form of a Wheiao (Laughing Owl) to welcome her to this land. She is instructed to build a Whare Wananga (House of Learning) in the valley below the ancient mountain which will bear her name in time, so her teachings will continue to inspire in the future.
“Ki te rangi me te whenua - To the heavens and the land “*
Oil, alkyd, 3d paint, wood.
19 x 90 cm
Artist: Rua Pick This Taonga is part of the Pepeha ~ Proverb series 2012