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I Dream of Pohutukawa Trees

I Dream of Pohutukawa Trees


Title - "I Dream of Pohutukawa Trees"


Edition 9.


The quote of Inspiration for creating this artwork:

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." -Mother Teresa


This quote is encrypted in Braille Language (blind text) within the artwork.


The Pohutukawa tree is an iconic part of New Zealand summer, the tree also holds a prominent place in Māori mythology.


Legends tell the story of Tawhaki - a young warrior who attempted to find heaven in the hopes of seeking help to avenge the death of his father. During his journey, he fell back down to earth. It is said that the crimson red of the pohutukawa flowers represent his blood.


Pohutukawa is also a significant symbol of our spirituality - connecting the beginning and end of life. A pohutukawa tree upon a clifftop in Cape Reinga, the northern tip of Aotearoa, is known as the place of leaping, where spirits begin their journey to our traditional homeland, Hawaiki. The 800-year old tree is known as the guard of the entrance to a sacred cave, where spirits pass on their way to the underworld.


While the bright, crimson red of pohutukawa means summer time to many of us – it has a special meaning to Māori all year round.


The depiction of the tree is post pop art, modern abstracted form, where the flowers are dominat and trancend a feeling of elevation.


"I Dream of Pohutukawa Trees"  

Variable Size's up to 1000mm x 1000mm

Printed on Archival Hahnemühle Fine Art Print Paper, with white boarder. Please note other surfaces are available on request.

Please contact us if you need any custom sized prints.


This limited edition print of 95 is now available.


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The characteristics of the razor sharp ultraHD Archival Print are exhibited perfectly. The light enhances the appearance, making the colors and depth really pop. .Global shipping costs will vary, the value of costs will appear in your shopping cart once delivery location is entered



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