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Kei te moe koe (Are you asleep?)


Loesje de Bree, 2023

1 in stock



Acrylic, 1260×950, $3,200

Artist’s statement:

Karioi is depicted on her side with her feet dangling in the soothing waters, as opposed to her usual position, lying on her back …

Because of this, the distressed princess of the Maori legend Karioi became to the artist also the symbol of any woman, regardless of time and place …

The question Keite moe koe maybe the start of a conversation between one woman and another, expressing connection, compassion and aroha.