Raymond Sagapolutele – Tautua.
Raymond Sagapolutele, Tautua. 594mm x 841mm Giclee print, hahnemuhle photo rag, 2018. Edition of 3 + artists proof.
Tautua is a reference to the artist and his practice, here it pays homage to not just the legacy of the artists parents but it encompasses the alofa and sacrifice of the artists ancestors. The ‘ei worn by the skull was gifted at the start of Mana Moana, a leadership program by Leadership NZ that was firmly embedded in reconnecting the candidates to their heritage as people of the Moana and their responsibilities that these lessons are not forgotten when serving their communities.