Kaiwharawhara Te Awa, Kaiwharawhara, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington  2021
Fuel Storage Tank built over Kaiwharawhara Te Awa, Kaiwharawhara, Te Whanganui-a-Tara / Wellington  2021
Huatoki Te Awa, Ngāmotu / New Plymouth  2021
Huatoki Te Awa, Ngāmotu / New Plymouth  2021
Waiwhetu Te Awa, Seaview, Petone  2021
Horokiri / Battle Hill, Pauatahanui  2020

Seacliff  2021

Seacliff Lunatic Asylum Ruin  2021

Edition of 15, pigment inks on photo rag baryta, unmounted
1,000 x 1,500 mm $8,500 incl GST
700 x 1,060 mm $6,000 incl GST
400 x 600 mm $4,600 incl GST
Te whenua (the land) is a witness to change – what was, and what is here now. Ancient sites of occupation, pā sites and sites of the land war battles and subsequent land confiscations are all around us. While some are memorialised, the histories of many are only known to iwi and those of us with an interest in the history of Aotearoa. 
Appropriation and exploitation of whenua, awa (rivers), roto (lakes) and moana (the sea) is central to the colonial project, and reflects the values of that system. By viewing these natural taoka (taonga / treasures) colliding with infrastructure and the urban landscape, each image can tell a small part of the story of the colonisation of Aotearoa. In this work the confluence of awa is a metaphor for the meeting of two peoples in one land – of what is now, and of what could have been.

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