‘Te Kura-o-Tauninihi no. 2’
In this artwork by John Bevan Ford, an amokura (red-tailed tropic bird) soars over Maungatautari, the traditional mountain of the Ngāti Raukawa tribe. Waitohi, a sister of Ngāti Toa chief Te Rauparaha, urged Ngāti Raukawa leaders to return to the mountain, near the present-day town of ...
He Pihi: The Shoots ; John Bevan Ford; 1989; 89/12 on NZ Museums
"The He Pihi series, in which this work can be placed, “asserts the complementary nature of sky and earth, providing an interplay of opposite and contrasting peaks and curves. Generative energies of the earth are echoed as generative energies of the sky. A white area with its own flowing depth and breadth divides the earth and sky.” (Judith Dell Panny, John Bevan Ford Paintings (Auckland: David Bateman, 2004), 32.)"