Limited edition digital print
Size A3 on 349gsm paper
Tui, is a national heritage bird. In Maori culture, the Tui is associated with life fulfillment, confidence ,and spiritual harmony. They are said to be messengers of the gods and goddesses, acting as mediums between them and Maori.
Manu Kincaid Edwin born Timaru on the 14th day of August 1971, I am of Anglo Irish / Maori stock with a dash of Portuguese and Norman French. I have drawn and created from an early age, later exhibiting and selling works. Working as a tattooist for over 20 years in New Zealand and in Germany I also turn my hand to painting, writing, carving, sculpting and drawing among other things. For me the process of creating is a medium used to express ideas, feelings, thoughts and opinions I encounter on this journey named life. Always present is the desire to make something beautifully moving and meaningful. I hope you enjoy my work.
The birds in the series wear their own feathered Korowai, a symbol of leadership. In adorning these mantels of prestige and honour they invite us to care for our people and environment.