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Tanya Masaniai Ibarra Art

Polynesian Ancestors - Moe Manatunatu - LIMITED

Polynesian Ancestors - Moe Manatunatu - LIMITED

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Limited edition print on archival paper, hand embellished, signed and numbered. Limited Edition paper prints are unframed so that you can have it framed as you choose.

Moe Manatunatu - “For if you want sight and insight into my psyche, you will have to speak to the gods who inhabit it. You have to eavesdrop on the dialogue between my ancestors and my soul. You have to address my sense of belonging...I am not an individual; I am an integral part of the cosmos. I share divinity with my ancestors, the land, the seas and the skies. I am not an individual, because I share a tofi (an inheritance) with my family, my village and my nation. I belong to my family and my family belongs to me. I belong to my village and my village belongs to me. I belong to my nation and my nation belongs to me. This is the essence of my sense of belonging.” - Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Ta’isi Efi

Inspired by this quote from Whispers and Vanities, I loved feeling this piece come to life.

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