Ngākau Aroha: Pūpūharakeke
$80-$65 (reproduction prints- varying sizes)
This is a nice story and it is true. As a kid, playing with the ordinary garden snail, going to touch it, it would retract back into its shell. The pūpūharakeke when intruders would approach, this alarmed them and they draw back a such great speed into their shells and the small pockets of air that are trapped would have to squeeze out like the air squeezing out of a balloon would make these sounds. The lines of the pattern are the silver trails that snails leave. The black is that the environment is dark around those that we must demonstrate compassion with and alongside.
The broken line in the middle is me, you or whoever, that needs acts of compassion. The line either side is those next to you, supporting you and the other line is the Saviour Jesus Christ. Both support us to as far as we need and allow us to continue on to grow, but always there, in the wings. You need to ask.
Compassion is needed in families and between partners. Without compassion families would be broken all the time, relationships could not last, they would be fraught with conflict. It is coupled with forgiveness and repentance – actually all of the tukutuku here.
Size: Original painting- 600mm x 1600mm
Medium: Original painting - Acrylic on Canvas (reproduction prints available- see catalogue above)
Status: For Sale