Voyage into 'Maoriland'

Contemporary oil painting of new immigrants sitting around a campfire with Maori tourist dolls.
Voyage into 'Maoriland'

122 x 152 cm
Oil on Canvas 2009 

Indeed there are no paths to the past, there are only the stories shaped by the teller. Postcolonial NZ sang a song of 'Maoriland' to our European counterparts, a sentimental tune of national identity espousing a land of deeply tattooed heroes & dusky maidens.