Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cultural integration

Coming back to NZ has confronted me with some identity issues . I am exploring them in a painting - which is still in the first stages. There has been a vigorous discussion on the appropriation of Maori symbols over the last 20 years. Now tattoos have become fashionable but some use them without knowing their meaning. In a recent American example, the macho figure in a computer animated game had a Maori tattoo - but the animators had used a female tattoo design!

All grist to the mill.

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