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The source of excellence, 1200mm ⌀, Acrylic on Board

Ruaiteatamai is derived from a traditional Māori belief system utilised inside some of our learning institutions. It was a metaphorical system used to describe the different levels of knowledge attained by a learner.

It is embodiment of my pursuit for wisdom and excellence, encapsulating my unwavering commitment to broadening my horizons and deepening my understanding of both the world around me and my art. Ruaiteatamai and its intricate lines encapsulates this sentiment and my pursuit of excellence

 At its core, 'Ruaiteatamai' is a celebration of the human spirit's insatiable curiosity and innate desire for growth and self-improvement. The artwork serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of lifelong learning and the relentless pursuit of excellence in all aspects of life. It symbolizes my belief in the transformative power of knowledge, illustrating how each new piece of information or insight gained contributes to one's personal and intellectual growth.

 In essence, 'Ruaiteatamai' serves as an inspirational beacon, encouraging viewers to embrace their curiosity, to continually seek out new challenges and experiences, and to never settle for mediocrity. It stands as a testament to the artist's unwavering dedication to my craft and my relentless pursuit of wisdom and excellence, inspiring all who encounter it to embark on their own journey of lifelong learning and personal growth.



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