Moko Tiki Print by Lester Hall
Print Code: 10070
Signed EditionImage size in millimetres: 330 x 240
Signed studio printed edition, printed the artist on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper using K3 archival inks.
Lester Hall’s tiki series are saying that the Tiki is ubiquitous in all that we do, no matter where we travel. Ngati Pakeha Tiki come from a line of work Hall was painting in the early 2000s. Lester says the longevity of his interest in this motif is about “acceptance and love [they] speak to a deep trust and joy. This tiki says that everything in the World now has a little of New Zealand-Aotearoa in it and acknowledges that Tiki all have a little of every part of the World in them too. While a play on the plastic Tiki of the tourist trade, these artworks invite us to hold a special place in our home for our nations developing cultural identity. Tiki were and are fertility symbols and still today Hall’s adaptations might be seen to represent the fertility of the ethnic mix here in Aotearoa and indeed the whole of humanity. Hall says “here I mix one the World’s love of the Mexican Muerto styles for the dead.... muchos gracias amibros”.
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