Tane Mahuta's Triumph (close up of painting) by Jane Crisp Size: x Media: Painting Type: Acrylic Style: Realism Theme: Maori Tane mahuta (God of the forest.) a majestic tree in the Waipoua - A forest in Northland new Zealand.
This example of the cultural renewal of Oceanic art was created by Cliff Whiting. The piece is also called a carved mural dure to the fact that it is a masterpiece of woodcrafting designed for the very modern enviornment. The mural depicts events in the Maori creation myth with the central figure as Tawhiri-Matea, the god of winds.