Number 4 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.
“Naku” Represents Wahine from across the Pacific, from once where Maori came. She embodies those Strong Wahine who voyaged across the vast ocean with their whanau to find a new home a new Hawaiki.