Anei e te iwi. The results from last nights collab with the bro. #Repost@coenmitchell (@get_repost) ・・・ Yesterday 8 hour collaboration @mokokauri_tamoko and I created - This Ta Moko x Mosaic Flow fusion piece depicts the Maori legend of Maui the Demi God who snared and slowed the Sun "Tamanui-te-ra" which derives from a well known Maori "Myth". Tamanui-te-ra is symbolised by the large central Mandala element which is complemented by freehand Ta Moko Puhoro which tapers down into a detailed Manaia (a stylised form of strength which represents the spirit of Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga). The 'black steps' Poutama on the upper back symbolises genealogy and the various levels of learning and intellectual achievement. Our solid client @stafford_wood didnt complain, move, or break during this journey and it was a pleasure working on such a humble and strong man. #Tamoko#Newzealand#shoutoutsfromBlenheim#mosaicflow#tattoogold #mokokauri#maori#tamoko
This is Sean - Komatua, elder of the tribe and talented artist. I shared my life story with Sean and he drew it to life using Maori designs. What an incredible experience, thank you! ❤️ What is an experience you've had that has been unforgettable?