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Sofia Minson.     "He kotuku rerenga tahi" is a whakatauki or proverb, which means "a white heron's flight is seen but once". It is used to indicate a very special and rare event and in this case refers to the arrival of Kupe and his waka Matawhaorua.

Sofia Minson "He Kotuku Rerenga Tahi" Original oil painting on canvas, 1300 x 2011 "He Kotuku Rerenga Tahi" was inspired by the legend of Kupe, the great Polynesian navigator and expresses universal themes of journeys, dynamic life and peace

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Sofia Minson - Whakapapa Origins  Oil painting on wooden board, 720 x 720mm, 2013 In the foreground a cosmic scene from the Maori creation myth takes place between sky father Ranginui in the form of stars, earth mother Papatuanuku in the form of Ngāti Porou’s sacred Mt Hikurangi, and their divine son Tāne Mahuta - the nude figure who lies between them in Te Pō, the darkness, with top knot flowing umbilical-like in strands of snow to the peaks of his mother mountain.

Sofia Minson - Whakapapa Origins Oil painting on wooden board, 720 x 720mm, 2013 In the foreground a cosmic scene from the Maori creation myth takes place between sky father Ranginui in the form of stars, earth mother Papatuanuku in the form of Ngāti Porou’s sacred Mt Hikurangi, and their divine son Tāne Mahuta - the nude figure who lies between them in Te Pō, the darkness, with top knot flowing umbilical-like in strands of snow to the peaks of his mother mountain.

Te Aroha Tino Nui

Original painting Sold, oil on canvas, 920 x 2007 Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart' “Te Aroha Tino Nui” .

The BIG Urban Paste-Up of Sofia Minsons painting of Tiki Taane in Newmarket, Auckland, NZ

The BIG Urban Paste-Up of Sofia Minson's painting of Tiki Taane in Newmarket, Auckland, NZ

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