Tanya Te Miringa Te Rorarangi Ruka is a Māori artist of Ngā Puhi, Ngati Pakau and Waitaha descent. The focus of Ruka’s arts-based research practice is the development of possible net positive futures from an indigenous perspective. Exploring the inherent need to connect to nature on a deeper level living in an urban environment, Ruka examines this innate relationship to nature as a Māori artist.
The artist's mother performs a karakia and asks Tāwhirimatea and Tangaroa to help those who are in trouble.
Images of seabird migration are combined with digital weaving and mōteatea (song poetry, traditionally chanted).
A latticework of imagery designed to protect tupuna maunga from proposed mining operations.