Number 9 in the “Wahine in Gold Series “ by artist Josh Kiwikiwi.
This ongoing series focuses on what is Polynesian, namely who identify as Wahine Maori, and how can they be represented.
Embellished in gold Josh respectfully illustrates powerful imagery. Referencing from both the Maori world and other cultures that are intertwined with it, Josh depicts strong Wahine from Aotearoa and the wider Ao.
Another embodiment of cross cultured connectedness, Omari happens to be Joshs Cousin who is a half cast Maori/Dominica. She represents those who identify as Maori, but whom some people might not think at first is a Whaine Maori.