Title: Huia Kaimanawa
Artist: Awatea Crawford
Iwi: Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou, Rongowhakaata
Description: Print, framed
Materials: 300 GSM watercolour paper
Artist Statement: ‘E Taku Huia Kaimanawa’
Expresses the exploration of the pain and grief of death. That deep, desperate feeling of loneliness, yearning and wanting so badly for that person to return to you but knowing that you must let them go. The Huia is an extinct native bird species of Aotearoa providing the visual imagery that depicts the significance of an event such as end of life. Like the Huia, our loved ones like life itself, is a treasure to be looked after carefully.
Dimensions: 570 X 470 mm