• View image 1
  • View image 2
You may like to look at these paintings too...
Image of The Hero's Journey
Image of Circling the Square
Image of Horus
Image of Twelve Heavens
Image of Queen of Raa

Threads to our Ancestors

Original painting Sold, acrylic and flashe on canvas, 300 x 300mm, 2013

Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'

This work is an adaptation of C.F. Goldie's 1902 portrait of Ena Te Papatahi. Sofia's idea behind the radial lines is that they are threads reaching into the past to our ancestors from countless generations until the instant of creation and far into the future. They symbolize the traditional Māori notion of 'The Rope of Mankind' or 'Te Here Tangata'.  In Minson's opinion C.F. Goldie's recordings of Maori through portraiture in the 19th and 20th century has helped strengthened our generation's memories and connections to the ancestors of Aotearoa and has thereby strengthened the rope or thread of mankind.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 550mm high x 550mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border.  Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD).  Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

Click here to contact us if you have questions

Sofia Minson Oil Paintings | New Zealand Artwork