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Mana Tūpuna - digital print
Mana Tūpuna - digital print
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Māori Mermaid, Mana Tūpuna
Material: Digital illustration
Paper: Silk Matte Paper, 297x420mm
Year: 2021
Concept: This piece is a fun inception. At the time I was drawing this with my own Tūpuna at my side, watching over me, drawing this wahine who is also drawing. It’s about how our ancestors are always there to guide us through our passions and our mahi. They inspire us and they tell us when something isn’t quite right. They’re always there.

Māori Mermaid aka Jessica Hinerangi Thompson- Carr is Ngāruahine, Ngāti Ruanui, and Ngāpuhi. She is 25 years old, born and bred in Ōtepoti. She achieved her degree in English and Art History in 2018, and her Masters Coursework in 2019. Jessica currently works as an artist, poet, and journalist, often under the name Māori Mermaid (@maori_mermaid on instagram). Her inspiration comes from her whakapapa and she is constantly seeking more information about herself and her future through her poetry and art.