Ko Hinetitama by Robyn Kahukiwa
Print Code: 10223
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Limited Edition Silkscreen PrintPrint size in millimetres: 420 x 600 (overall paper size)
Edition of 35 prints, signed, numbered and titled by the artist.
2019 silkscreen print of one of Robyn’s favourite subjects. Small edition size and relatively affordable - we highly recommend this new print from one of NZ’s most significant living artists. Hinetitama celebrates the essential female element in Te Ao Māori. Hinetitama is dawn, the first true human. She was the daughter of Tane and Hine-ahu-one who bound earthly night to earthly day. Kahukiwa interpretation of traditional Māori mythology has a strongly feminist theme, she attempts to redress the conventional portrayal of women as less important than their male counterparts. While the figure is strongly representational as is typical in Western art, the symbolism which is an integral part of the work identifies it as Māori. [Credit to Nga Korero a ipurangi o Aotearoa for helping us out with this explanation of the significance of Hinetitama in Kahukiwa’s paintings and prints].