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mauri of me #48 ~ persistent

When I was particularly depleted, aka sick as fuck … there were long portions of time, where I thought I might never ‘get up’ again. But even in those times, I was looking for a way to manage my shizz whilst flat on my face. And while I’m not a lover of that ‘down but not out’ shit, this is my version of that.

The way I see it, we are all dealing with shit, and thats usually made harder by the train of thought, or pressure, put on Us to ‘get better’, ‘be better’ … To get ‘Normal’, again. I’ve certainly had my fair share of this thinking process … and still struggle with it occasionally.

But by in large, my struggle is more with the practicalities of how to re-shape my world so I can manage it. Not re-shape it to fit what someone else thinks it, or I,  should look like.

And throughout all of that, I’m finding Me.

This years biggest struggle, although there has been a few, has been with my father. Theres many a post on Me trying to understand, process, analyze, let go, summarise and respond to the relationship that has and hasn’t been, between us.

Strangely and quite poetically I suppose, the last of my ‘letting go’ process with him, came out within my art. My art actually helped Me fill in the missing pieces and unfold a few other bits and pieces and let go of the last of it.

Which is why I ended up with 13 pieces for the exhibition. It’s also why the exhibition itself, became so important for Me to attend. It’s also why I posted the names and meanings of each piece over the last month. It’s also why I refer to it all again here.

I discovered, that my persistance for self honesty and transparency … a light soul pretty much … is part of what drives Me. It’s not money, or status, or importance, or intelligence …. or any of those surface bullshit things …

It’s living ‘light’.

I don’t do well with a heavy soul … and mine is somewhat naturally heavy and leans to the things that are heavier. But can be made even heavier whenever ‘unreal’ bullshit is taken on.

So this last little round-up of photos from the exhibition – while they may not be the finest looking filtered photographs  – they are Real.

They are Me.

Today, I high-five Me.

I’m one righteous individual ❤

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such a grown up thing to do:

Much to my surprise, I ended up selling a few of my exhibition pieces. I don’t usually sell and I think thats been more about the emotional attachment that I have with each piece I do.

But this time, alot of that emotional attachment wasn’t there. Maybe it’s because it was all such a cathartic process … I’m not sure really.

But any who … As tempted as I was to buy really really necessary items of shit like:

  • Shoes
  • M&Ms
  • Shoes

I decided instead to invest in my Art 🙂

So I bought these puppies instead!

Feeling like a grown up right now lol.

 

4x 30×30 stretched canvas

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exhibition art ~ mauri

mauri

Mauri

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exhibition art ~ tū-te-wehiwehi

tū-te-wehiwehi

Tū-te-wehiwehi

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exhibition art ~ rarohenga

rarohenga

Rarohenga

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exhibition art ~ mahara

mahara

Mahara

#abstractart #abstract #art #sculpture #mixedmedia #construction #industrial #memories #love #exhibitionart #mahara #consciousness #remember #cosmoslogy #maori #tangatawhenua #aotearoa #culture #resistance #selfdetermination #resolving #unfolding #responding #@kpmartistactivist

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exhibition art ~ te ihorangi

te ihorangi

 

Te Ihorangi

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exhibition art ~ ruaūmoko

ruaūmoko

Ruaūmoko

#abstractart #abstract #art #acrylic #paint #painting #concrete #stretched #canvas #black #yellow #red #greys #exhibitionart #ruaūmoko #spiritenergy #volcanoes #volcanic #activity #maori #tangatawhenua #aotearoa #culture #resistance #selfdetermination #resolving #unfolding #responding #@kpmartistactivist

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exhibition art ~ tāwhirirangi

tāwhirirangi

Tāwhirirangi

#abstractart #abstract #art #acrylic #paint #painting #round #canvas #blues #greens #purples #white #exhibitionart #tawhirirangi #spiritenergy #sweepingrains #maori #tangatawhenua #aotearoa #culture #resistance #selfdetermination #resolving #unfolding #responding #@kpmartistactivist

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exhibition art ~ rongomaraeroa

rongomaraeroa

 

Rongomaraeroa

 #exhibition #piece #abstract #art #multimedia #construction #sculpture #jar #metal #shadowbox #enjoyment #love #being #redefinition #response #resistanceart #@kpmartistactivist

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