Te Onepu Pakāha - The Sandcastle

Tiki figure sits in front of beach caravan contemplating, painting from Liam Barr
Te Onepu Pākāha
(The Sand Castle)

76 x 91 cm Oil on Canvas 2006 

Koro (respected elder) rests easy at his whare, his home, his castle. He is comforted by the natural state of his environment where nostalgia blows from the north of a life so long ago, it could have been someone elses.