Mixed Media on 40x60x1.5" canvas
I celebrate your flamboyant strength. In this painting, I was inspired by my Great Grandma Saleatua, a master of weaving ‘ie toga (Fine mats for celebratory and cultural events). Piniki celebrates the artistry and the perpetuating of art. Grandma Saletua taught other women in her village of Siufaga Ta’u this craft. Her leadership of these skills motivate me. Her cultural identity electrifies me and the idea of family is woven within her craft. I seek to do the same with my paintings.