“Earth provides enough to serve every man’s need. But not every man’s greed” -Mahatma Ghandi
My photography/digital drawing mixed media piece capturing and representing the spiritual connection between The land and water, and Indigenous people, inspired by Ria halls track “OWNER” Papatūānuku is our sense of identity. She gives us sustainability, shows us unity and enough resources to continue to live alongside her in harmony. We as Indigenous Māori people must hold fast to the practises of kaitiakitanga, for the sake of the everlasting health of our sacred planet.
We captured photographs at the Waitangi Taonga river, in the middle of the west coast, South Island. The taniwha on the left is Te Tai o Poutini, Kaitiaki of the waters here in the west coast, protecting the tangata whenua, and the Mauri of Pounamu. The Taniwha on the right is that of Ngahue, an Atua in which the pounamu receives its MANA from.
Whatungarongaro Te tangata. Toitū Te whenua