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Carrot Woman

Carrot Woman
Carrot woman saves the village by killing the terrorising wild beast. Carrot Woman started out as a single line drawing on a small yellow sticker given to me from our youngest daughter. It was stuck to my computer monitor for a long time. I have taken that one line drawing idea and have developed it here.






Moa hunter



Moa Hunter
Once freely roaming New Zealand the moa bird is now extinct. Fully grown they could reach a height of 3.6 meters and weighed as much as 230 kg.  They were preyed upon by the first settlers: the Maori. Depicted is a Maori warrior leaping out from behind cover to strike a moa with his taiaha - a close-quarters staff weapon of around 1.7 m in length and made from either wood or whalebone. Viewers will be taken back in time to a snapshot of the action no photography ever recorded.






Tounga


  Tohunga Matakite
An illustration of occultic practice of early Maori.  A Maori “tohunga matakite” is considered to be someone who divines information about the future or about present events in other places. Maybe the term Shamen would convey the right meaning here because of the demonic connection.  He sits holding a cord tied to a Whakapakoko rākau (God stick) and is connecting to the Atua (deity, demon).  He has over him a traditonal Pākē (rain cape) to keep out of the rain shower.  I have added a goat as a biblical symbol of the demonic element.






Head Hunter, Shakhan Art

Head hunter
This piece of art depicts a Maori holding a decapitated head. In times past Aeoteoroa (New Zealand) was a land fill of violence, where intertribal warfare ended in decapitation of the enemy’s head and cannibalism. This reality carried over with the arrivel of the Pakeha (white man) to Aotearoa (New Zealand).






Hei Tiki



Hei Tiki
Ornamental pendant made of pounamu (green stone). It has the traditional Pāua shell (abalone) eyes. This is very much a prized Taonga (treasure) in maori Society's.
With a high personal value. The name very oftern is shortened to Tiki.








Horse Dreams Shakhanart


Horse Dreams
Knowing people who have a deep love and passion for horses was the insparation for this print. Here the young lady is dreaming of her Horse and the prizers she has won.Her dream transforms her room. Also satafaction is laying over her like her sheet.





Sea of Trees


The Sea of Trees
Sadly “The Sea of Trees”( Aokigahara) is a place in Japan where many people go to commit suicide.  The figure in the back ground with a sickle represents death and the Trees have hands that stretch out


Pa Kahawai


Pa kahawai
(trolling lure)
In older times the maori would take the lure out to sea. Then the person on the beach would run down the beach, dragging the lure in the water.


Dobbette


 Dobbette
This soft doll called Dobbette is the feminine form of Dobbie from the Harry Potter series. It was modelled from one hand made by our eldest daughter. It shows the needle and thread she would work with. Little beads were sewn on for eyes.