We are the sea and the sea is us
Meitaki ma'ata for taking time out to visit.
Art, music and poetry have always been loves. They have been ways to tell a story, express, heal and connect with the innate spirit, Io and others.
Our grandparents who lived in Tupapa, Rarotonga, were part of the migration in the 60s and the South Island, Dunedin, Motueka, to the city, when Auckland was developing and work was booming. Our roots are grounded in South Auckland and steeped in working class history.
After high school, I went to University with a 'plan,' to go to Japan and teach English. After a year and a half, I had enough and moved to Australia, to try something new. There I worked in hospitality, in hotels, motels, bars and restaurants.
In Australia, I came across meditation. Meditation has been a massive part of my life for 22 years, a constant and life sustaining. Before I returned to Aotearoa, NZ, our esteemed meditation elder Bhai Sahib,
interpreted a dream I had, which lead to studying medicine back home. Our mother's parents had also just passed away.
Now living and working in Rarotonga. Been signing artwork with middle name Masella since I was 15.
Drawings on our ipukarea, homeland
Art from 2016+ included on website
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1m x 1.5m
not for sale
Holding you, Innate Spirit
Angels in Heaven.
Request from friend
A3, not for sale
- for a new series
Love writing, have a collection of poems and have written articles for organisations, also done submissions. Have a book on the way, working on the editing. Been, a content writer, since July 2020, with Spirituality is Medicine (SiM)