|"tongan poetry" by annton beate schmidt|
|"hall's arm" by alfred burton|
|"a woman's grace" by annton beate schmidt|
|"white terrace" by alfred burton|
|detail "landscape of a decent day" by annton beate schmidt|
|"tatooed moves" by annton beate schmidt|
When reading about this week's drawing challenge of Patrice A., I simply couldn't let this one out. Tattos, especially Tā moko, the Maori ones, are constantly showing up in my work. Be it drawings, oil paintings or photography, the old traition of letting your skin tell your story, has simply caught me. Living in New Zealand for three years, has a fair share in this deal, of course. Not only had the country basically stolen my heart, but it's heritage of mystical stories and very strong traditions, never left me ever since. Aotearoa, you've become a part of who I am.
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