New Life

The ‘Unga (Hermit Crab) has outgrown it’s shell, and is now strong and big enough to live without one. It’s a new season and a new life for it. So similar to the coconut kernel it breaks into with confidence. This is all so reminiscent of our lives as each of us breaks out of the shells in our lives, out of our comfort zones and boldly embrace life and all it offers us.

Mediums and material used:
Tapa: is made by beating the bark of the Tongan Mulberry tree for hours, until thin strips finally flatten and stretch out. These pieces are then joined together firmly to form a canvas like surface.
Tongo Ink: is made from the extracted  fluid of Mangrove bark. This fluid is boiled at various temperatures to get a variety of hues.
Size: 13.5 (L) x 12.4 (B) inches

Bought buy the very delightful Fontella and Rodney from New Zealand.