I have been trying to think of something I can mosaic onto the spa box casing and I think I have finally hit on something.
The Rainbow ancestor of Maori culture. Many years ago I saw the Te Maori Exhibition in Dunedin and there is something very special about the Uenuku carving that was present.
So I was thinking the Uenuku figure maybe with a rainbow in the background.
I googled Uenuku so see what kind of things were out there and came across this
which has some elements in common with what I was thinking although isn’t exactly the same. I’m wondering what to use for tesserae. This may be a good opportunity to use some of the stained glass I have which should be a bit lighter. And mosaic mesh probably isn’t a bad idea. I’ve drawn the basic cartoon out so far in pencil.
Something to ponder…
I’ve edited this post, removing the pics of Uenuku following a comment I received which checked out. I wasn’t aware of needing permission from the Maori King to put a pic up, and there is absolutely no way I would intentionally break tapu so I’ve linked to the existing pics that I found rather than displaying them here. Especially since I’ve actually seen Uenuku in person. The new Maori King is probably a bit busy given recent events to deal with my little post. I have no idea whether the original websites have sought the appropriate permission.