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Original painting AVAILABLE, oil on canvas, 100 x 100mm, 2010. Contact us to enquire about the original.

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  • Regular archival paper - 100 x 100mm

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  1. Sofia Minson creates your exclusive signed print
  2. We ship for $25 in NZ and $49 internationally
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The story of Messenger

Sofia sees the carved figure in this painting, known as a 'manaia' in Maori culture, as being a wise, highly conscious ancient being, prompting us to live our lives with presence and compassion. Manaia are traditionally seen in Maori carving with a bird's head and a serpent's tail. They are said to be the messengers between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of spirits and Sofia's interpretation of this is that in essence, manaia are angels.

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Sofia Minson Paintings | New Zealand Artwork

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