Tiki mai Tiki atu
Pani Marsh
Collection: Rukumoana Marae Art Committee

This represents the over-use of the plastic Tiki figure on NZ airlines (Tiki are usually made of Greenstone and carved in the abstract form of a human).
The colours on the Tiki here represent different nationalities.
In Maori Folklore black symbolises the Po Nui (Beginning) of the day, rather than “the end” which black often symbolises in other cultural traditions.

mixed media on canvas
795 x 1000mm

image copyright P.Marsh

Tiki mai Tiki atu