Portrait of My Mother

Artist: Tui Gillies
Materials: Tapa cloth, ink and Acrylic
Dimensions: 1100 x 1100mm


"..This tapa cloth was made by my mother, from a mulberry tree grown in her home village in Tonga. It's the perfect surface for a portrait of her. The kingfisher is a messenger from the spirit world. The cross represents mum\'s faith. New Zealand flora including Kawakawa creates a healing tonic." - Tui Gillies