Archive for March, 2012

Favourite 2011 Works

Posted: March 30, 2012 in Old Stuff

This is about inter-generational abuse.
How in my view, a mother has the ultimate responsibility of the protection of her children in all ways.

An “ups” to our Pacific brothers and sisters who have made the trek to New Zealand to make a new home.
More personally it is about my own children’s heritage through their grandfather
coming from Niue in the 1960’s.
My nephew and niece whose grandparents came from Samoa.
And my other nephew whose grandparents came from the Cook Islands in the 1970’s.

Translated it means “To Pour in the Beauty”.
Pouring into your children all the good stuff you have to help them in their lives, with a ripple effect of continuance.

The Lovers.
How we meet someone and twine our lives around each other so much it is impossible to imagine our lives without them.

A Niuean word meaning to take particular care, to look after well.
Is about my own family – husband and children. Their individual personalities and our need to support each other.
Individually we are okay, but as a unit we are stunning!

SOLD Commissioned work
The story of two people who met and twined their lives around each other.


Brand New

Posted: March 27, 2012 in About me

Tena koutou katoa

Ko Christie Tawhai Patumaka toku ingoa

My foundations are Rongowhakaata, Ngaati Kahungungu, Rangitaane.

I have lived in Gisborne for the last 14 years, have three wonderful children and a mostly lovely husband, two dogs and two cats!

2012 is my 3rd year as a student of Toihoukura – school of Maaori Visual Art and Design.


Blogging is very new to me so please be patient!