About Paora Tiatoa
Formerly an abstract shape formation painter, I switched to Contemporary Maori art in my third year of study at art school. The last 5 years I combined the two art forms creating what I call ACMA - Abstract Contemporary Maori Art.
My new 100 series of work reveals this process in finer detail, although my new prints look like one pass hand screen prints, the aesthetic process is not. My images are scattered on 13 screens, all of my images are from a book Taonga Maori in the British museum. Minus two images on two screens which are personal screens to me but have used in this series.
I then abstract, make stencils, assemble, construct and make multi-individual passes of ink to produce the final image.
It's labour intensive but the outcome is worth it.