A soulful presence and wisdom and strength exuded through the tones, Tua Tapu’s English translation is ‘Hallowed Warrior’.This monochromatic piece was inspired by the ​powerful traditions of NZ’s indigenous peoples. Simplistic, its colourless hues it evokes an awareness of Maori heritage, embracing beliefs we’re all connected to air, water, land and forest, physically and spiritually, it conveys that everything visible and invisible exists.


Year painted: 2018.


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Gwyn Hughes: Tua Tapu (The Hallowed Warrior)

  • Medium: Oil on boxed canvas - framed.

    Size: H: 1050mm x W: 1560mm x D: 60mm.