18. Apr, 2021

The Separation of Rangi and Papa

This is the equivalent of the Maori creation story whereby Ranignui the Sky god and Papatuanuku, the earth mother lay in darkness in each others arms for a long time. Their children were confined to the darkness between them. Tane - God of the forest decided to separate them and let the light in. Here is my template made on acetate. Tane will lie on the area of Papatuanuku with his feet stretching up to the sky. This image is shown in horizontal rather than vertical layout. Around him will be the black fabric that has been prepared with white patterns representing the coming of the light. The fabric in the bottom right are the fabrics I will use to create the shade differences in Tane's body