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A16: Papa and the Bluecoat by Sian Northfield are two ceramic vessels entered into the adults division of the Battles of Gate Pā/Te Ranga Art Competition (2014). Sale price $150 per vessel.

A16: Papa and the Bluecoat by Sian Northfield 

The tears of Rangi carve trenches in the body of his beloved.

me mate ahau mo te whenua – if I die let it be to die for the land.

And so we fight for her, in the end we return to her.

Moulded from her these vessels represent the original separation of Ranginui te Po and Papatuanuku, and the ongoing pain of our own separation and the consequences of that both locally and globally, physically and spiritually.

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A16: Papa and the Bluecoat by Sian Northfield


Year:2014