Maiia BrindleAotearoa artist Maiia is of Ngati Pauhuwera, Ngati Kahungunu, Irish and German ancestory. Born in Gisborne, the tumultuous 1769 landing place of Cook and perhaps more significantly to locals near the landing place of Maui's fish hook. 



She was raised in a remote farming community where education, innovation and creativity was prioritised and highly valued.  Maiia had access to old and new media which enabled her to move from writing with pen and ink in the 1960s to computer in the early 1980s. Background 

SOCIAL INNOVATION Dialogue-  is a family tradition Norma Rolfe (right) Mother


Incorporating aspects of personal, community and cultural Identity  Art and Archetype is both a physical and a digital collection of photography and artworks 1985 - 2015.  It is an exploration of mythic themes through a localised lense of pre-modernism and post-colonialism in the Southern Hemisphere.  Bringing heArt to Healing.


The  Walden's Pond  project launched in 2011, and is a creative response that draws upon the results of on an exhaustive community consultation that ran from 2001 - 2015 with Cairns IndyMedia and Brindle Style Artists Network.  Largely peer to peer and local, the  Community Conversation also included international input during the crises of September 11 2001 in New York and the September 2005 Hurricanes Rita and Katrina in New Orleans.


Healing the ongoing effects of perpetual grieving, trauma, abuse, suicide and burn out were identified as key areas of need requiring immediate response.  Walden's Pond includes reflective and responsive space, both physical and digital.  It was purposed build to help us reconnect with nature, spirit and destiny. To reconnect with Self.   It includes information, website referrals and resources to calm the nerves and soothe the soul.


There's a Ribbon in the Sky painting acrylic on canvas 17 ft long.  mixed memories of Aotearoa, Australia & Narnia.


Maiia's art is a beacon in the night sky like the Southern Cross helping those sailing on the seas of the southern hemisphere to navigate their way to a sustainable future.  Both realistic and visionary her paintings represent a Buddhist middle path between the reality obliterating psychedelic art of the ayahuasca DMT pop stars and the dead mortuary sterileness of the art museum.  Her paintings help us percieve the nature of reality or the reality of nature and the tranquility of the Buddha mind. -Jacob




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