From the Ika Moana/Whale Series by Paula Coulthard. Ika Moana is a very old Maori name for whales, English translation is Fish of the Sea. This series of work is inspired by the concept of Kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection).
Acrylic Paint on Black canvas.
Features Paraoa with full moon rising and Southern Cross upright and high in the sky signalling the time of year to be April. Paraoa and The Southern cross can both be seen in New Zealand all year round.
Batons at top and bottom of the artwork. Teeth on rear of top strip for ease of hanging on the wall.