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Descendant Series

Mokopuna, meaning grandchildren or descendants, hold profound significance in Māori culture, symbolizing the continuation of whakapapa (genealogy) and the interconnectedness of past, present, and future generations.

They are seen as the carriers of cultural knowledge, language, and traditions, embodying the legacy of their ancestors. Mokopuna are cherished and nurtured, as they represent the hopes and aspirations of their whānau (extended family) and iwi (tribe). They are a source of pride and inspiration, embodying the resilience, wisdom, and spirit of their ancestors, ensuring that cultural practices and values are preserved and passed on for generations to come.

This theme is central to the artworks of Randal Leach's current series, which explore the significance of Mokopuna in Māori culture through various mediums and styles, highlighting their role as the bridge between the past and the future. Reflective surfaces in the artworks are used for viewers to envision themselves in this continuum, emphasizing the connection between the viewer and their ancestors, encouraging a deeper understanding of their heritage and identity.

Mokopuna VI

Mokopuna V

Mokopuna IV

Mokopuna III

Mokopuna II





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