Rongo


Rongo
2019

Oil on canvas

1647 x

1100mm

$12,450.00 NZD


Rongo was painted at a time of inner turmoil. I was in the depths of getting my mental health under control and recovering from a breakdown. During this time I was searching for peace. The word “Rongo” means ‘Peace (after a war)’ and this is how I felt. Interestingly, it is also used as a experience verb with all the senses apart from sight; a juxtaposition I couldn’t ignore as an artist. Thus the word is repeated twice, reflected in the oceans and waves.