About the artist

Following the call from my tupuna (ancestors) to return to Aotearoa (New Zealand), was not an easy decision. But when I finally amassed the courage, I hopped into my spiritual waka and returned from Australia to the shores I was born on.

It is an odd feeling to have the sensation of being a foreigner on your homeland. But that is where I am. From the day I arrived, I have felt at home and have been discovering my Māori whakapapa (ancestry) and reconnecting with aunts, uncles, and cousins, which has been a lot of fun.