There's A Ribbon In The Sky...

 Reepicheep the warrior & the New World 1769 and 1770... Aslan was there. 250 years of colonialism.


Maiia: This piece 250 years of colonialism was created while reading aloud The Chronicles of Narnia By C.S Lewis.


Known as C.S - not Clive -he was a scholarly Irish Christian writer in the first half of the 20th century.  The principal narrative comes from  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Reepicheep the courageous warrior mouse rows off in all faith to the "furtherest East" which I happen to know something about.  You can't be get much further East than Gisborne (first city of the sun) in Aotearoa. And the continent of many nations we call Australia. (Except for this place where Russia joins to Alaska where the Indigenous people arent allowed to fish and practise their culture...) 


But when Reepicheep the warrior rows in to the New World in 1769 and 1770... 250 years back... I read it with memories of Young Nicks Head and the massive hullabaloo of the bicentenial in 1969.  Mrs Smith the dutifully telling us was named after Captain Cooks cabin boy - who 'discovered' New Zealand) - like Botany Bay in New South Wales.  And 


Trinity Inlet of far North Queensland- as  visioned from The Aquatic/Yacht Club.  Cooks journals document the magnificence of trees that still grow at Palm Cove today.     Mer Island 


  Ribbon in the Sky - Five 1.m panels














"As above so below." The energy of light- On Earth as it is in Heaven.


Further into the creation Reepicheep is parked up under a mango tree in panel two. Later still he disappeared altogether from the picture. I was wondering at the minds of the Europeans that they carried the cold of England with them - why did they go roads and fences and banks when they could have been relaxing, fishing and gardening. Grateful for the wonderous fertile world of warmth and plenty.


They named this part of Aotearoa -POVERTY Bay Whangara - where The Whalerider was filmed

Hope -also with a sun theme. It began with the three centre panels - other two added into the design months later.

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