PikiTeOra encourages us to live a life of health, wealth and love. The four elements of the Whare Tapawhā are represented in each quarter of this design - tinana, hinengaro, wairua and whānau. The symmetrical depiction of each element serves as a reminder to keep all elements of hauora in perfect balance to achieve a healthy life of abundance.
“Piki te kaha, piki te māramatanga, piki te ora”
This piece was designed by Ellis Aranga and created by ATARAU Lighting. Ellis is a very talented ta moko artist from Ngai Tuhoe and is working out of Otautahi tattoo studio in Auckland. This taonga is one of a three part series called "Te Kuha" which was commissioned by ATARAU Lighting and designed by Ellis.
ATARAU Lighting creates original lightboxes through the eyes of the artist. ATARAU started their journey by creating limited artist series. They now are working alongside Maori and Pacific artist's to create customised designs based on the customers korero from a consultation process and are able to turn those designs into a personalised lightbox. They also offer artists a creative variation of showcasing their work through their lightboxes.
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