This print is inspired by the way Māori traditionally viewed waiwhero (period) as Te Awa Atua (The Divine River). They were celebrated, shown respect and seen for what they really were – a powerful and spiritual connection to Papatūānuku, Atua and Whakapapa. The notion that waiwhero was dirty, made wāhine inferior and was something that should be hidden was only introduced to Māori culture with colonization and like so many other Te Ao Māori ways, our view on waiwhero was repressed. LETS FIX THAT.


Digital painting printed with archival pigment inks ( Epson Ultrachrome K3) on 210g, bright white, smooth matte paper. It is acid/lignin free with superior scratch resistance.

Frame not included.


All of my work is produced with great attention to the concept and/or message I want to convey, the composition of the various elements included and to details such as colour and illustration. Prints are produced with the idea of being framed and hung as works of art. Due to individual monitor settings colours may appear slightly different. In person they are vibrant, rich and true to the original.


Please allow up to 10 days for your order to be shipped out as each print is specially printed, then packaged and sent out by me.

Te Awa Atua