"As a child, I was taken to the bronze statue of Pania on the Napier foreshore by my parents and we all looked in awe at the wonderful balance, poise and pin-up style of Pania of the Reef... She was immediately captivating. This piece celebrates her, the mythology of our country, and speaks to the changing face of our citizenry. As always I look for similarities that tie us together rather than the differences that push us apart. With this image, I look back to the fifties and forward into a time where our differences sit more easily on our shoulders. She is like that, Pania, a healer, like the ubiquitous Tiki, esoteric, romantic imagery that transcends differences creating a deep inner connection we all share."
Framed Print: 655 x 820 mm