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onesian.com Art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale
Last year a good friend asked me if I had heard that two new whetū in the Matariki cluster, had been named (Pōhutukawa and Hiwaiterangi). She was a tauira at Te Wananga o Aotearoa and had the privilege of listening to a tohunga kōkōrangi (astronomer) who has been studying celestial bodies for 20 years and made this discovery through whānau manuscripts and rangahau. When he delved a little further he found that most of the books written about Matariki, based on the 7 whetū, are versions…
Tawhirimatea- Maori myth: the god of the weather, lighting, thunder, wind, clouds, and storms. He became angry at his brothers for separating their parents so he battled and defeated them except his brother that represented war and humans.