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Penny Howard - Cover Artist
New Zealand

Karanga o Papatuanuku




Heart notes

Karore   call them from the night before birth

the night after death

       call the lava from my heart

A o koutou tipuna

Call the blood from my bones

Come      have faith push your waka out into darkness

Karanga mai ra e te whanau

Karore pull the thread from my veins

Airini stood on her mountain

she went in the direction of the Karore

Shadows stand in a long line behind her

they darken the shoreline

Serie said
'we stand on the line between sea and sure,'

Dive down deep and pull

Ruamoko's bloodline to the surface

Pick up the karamu flotsum of your whenua

Haere mai

welcome the past

welcome the dark

Haere mai

welcome the future

welcome the light

Penny Howard is a New Zealand Artist of Te Mahurehure, Ngapuhi, Irish and Scottish Descent. She is Represented by Whitespace Gallery and is currently working on her next Solo show which will be held there in October this year.

Link: whitespace gallery

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Karanga O Papatuanuku - Penny Howard 2013 - Private Collection