Family Essence

Investment

Family Essence

About the artwork: For anything to progress and grow, an investment is required. This is especially important for the bond a wife and husband share. As they spend more quality time together, their love and invested time help in nurturing their relationship. Doing so with joy, peace and love, on a daily basis with GOD’s leading, sustains and replenishes their relationship for as long as they live.

Medium: Coloured pens & Ink on reused board paper. Framed with Pandanus leaf weaving. The back has Tapa, which is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until the thin strip of dried bark stretches to form a sort of paper.

Size: 11.8 inches (breadth) x 7.08 inches (length)

Price: On Request

 

 

 

 

Listen O Coastlands

Listen o Coastlands (Rooster Motif Series)

Listen O Coastlands

Since ancient times, Roosters in Tonga are considered quite special. They are popularly referred to as messengers. Every dawn is heralded by their call and so is each dusk. Roosters also stand for authenticity, courage and strength in the ‘friendly islands‘. “Listen O coastlands, to Me, And take heed, you peoples from afar! The LORD has called Me from the womb; From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name.” (Isaiah 49:1)

When GOD made us HE said it is “Very Good”. Of everything HE created, we are HIS most cherished and treasured creations. This rooster is the artist Ilaisa Latu’s representation of individuals who are boldly proclaiming this truth about themselves.

Medium: Acrylic & Ink on reused board paper. Framed with Pandanus leaf weave.

Size: 9″ (width) x 7″ (height)

Price: On Request

Listen to the Call

Listen to the Call (Rooster Motif Series)

Listen to the Call

Since ancient times, Roosters in Tonga are considered quite special. They are popularly referred to as messengers. Every dawn is heralded by their call and so is each dusk. Roosters also stand for authenticity, courage and strength in the ‘friendly islands’.

When a Rooster crows, the others tend to be alert  and listen. The Roosters in this artwork stand for the men of Tonga, who are being challenged by JESUS to be courageous and embrace their responsibilities as males, as husbands, as fathers, as brothers, as sons and in any other role that they have; first in the family and then elsewhere. They are being called to do so completely and whole heartedly.

“Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the LORD your God, And the Holy One of Israel.” (Isaiah 55:5 )

Medium: Acylic & Ink on Board Paper
Size: 9.5 ” (width) x 7″ (length)
Price: On Request

Freedom

Freedom

Freedom

The crossing over of an individual from unending darkness, into perpetual light. The journey of one breaking away from the bonds of slavery and running into the open arms of freedom and purification through the blood of JESUS.

“Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36)

Medium: Acrylic & Ink on reused board paper. Framed with Pandanus leaf weave.

Price: On Request

Arise and Shine

Arise and Shine (Rooster Motif series)

Arise and Shine Since ancient times, Roosters in Tonga are considered quite special. They are popularly referred to as messengers. Every dawn is heralded by their call and so is each dusk. Roosters also stand for authenticity, courage and strength in the ‘friendly islands’. When a Rooster crows, the others tend to be alert  and listen. The Roosters in this artwork stand for the men of Tonga, who are being challenged by JESUS to be courageous and embrace their responsibilities as males, as husbands, as fathers, as brothers, as sons and in any other role that they have; first in the family and then elsewhere. They are being called to do so completely and whole heartedly. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.” ( Isaiah 60:1-2 ) Medium: Acrylic & Ink on reused board paper. Frame: Framed with Tapa. Tapa is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until the thin strip of dried bark stretches to form a sort of paper. It has work on it with Indigenous Tongo ink which is extracted from the bark of mangroves on Tapa. Size: 9″ x 9″ Price: On request

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home

 

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home Tapa

As the most “superior’ beings, mankind today is ruling the earth. However, though we are ‘surging’ towards astounding levels of advancement in all spheres, our responsibility towards the ‘lesser’ beings in our world remains horribly unfulfilled. We have encroached into the habitat, the homes of both acquatic as well as terrestrial life. One such is the marine Turtle. With their environments on the brink of destruction, it won’t be long before they are forced to step out of their natural surroundings in search of a place called home’.

Medium:TopPainting – Acrylic & Ink on reused board paper. Framed with Pandanus leaf weaving. Bottom Painting: Acrylic and Indigenous Tongo ink on Tapa. Tongo ink is extracted from the bark of mangroves  Tapa is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until the thin strip of dried bark stretches to form a sort of paper.

Size: Top Painting: 6.69″ (l) x 11″ (b) Bottom Painting: 19.68″ (l) x 26.37″ (b)

Price: On request

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Real Dance

The Real Dance with frame

Being in sync is easy when everything is going your way. The Real dance however, begins when turbulence hits your life, and you and your partner are caught unawares. The beats you hear, the rhythm that you now follow are probably not what you want, and don’t live upto your expectations.  It’s at this point that a married couple can choose to either stick together and learn to do the ultimate dance in unison, or just head off looking for a new partner, and a new song.

Medium: Acrylic & Ink on reused board paper.

Frame: Framed with Tapa. Tapa is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until the thin strip of dried bark stretches to form a sort of paper. It has work on it with Indigenous Tongo ink which is extracted from the bark of mangroves on Tapa.

Price: On Request