Stare Of Taikehu

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Another fearsome pou ,this time depicting  Taikehu, an ancestral figure of Auckland Maori.

See his companion piece here in my previous post: Gaze Of Hoturoa

It is the constant remembrance of tipuna (ancestors)by Maori that I admire greatly.

Western thinking  is so much in the now, and while that can be a good thing, we should not forget the sacrifice and leadership of those who have gone before. They connect and ground us to our physical and metaphysical place in the world, and they inspire our futures.