Hariata Ropata Tangahoe lives and works in Otaki on the Kapiti Coast. She has exhibited extensively throughout New Zealand and her work in represented in many significant collections, such as Te Papa Tongarewa. Hariata’s work is well known for its reimagining of traditional Christian images and concepts, such as her exhibition at Wellington City Gallery in 2000 which saw her reinvent the fourteen Stations of the Cross. She also takes a biographical approach to her work, by using her art to ‘metaphorically portray what she sees as her place and 'sense of self ' in relation to the past as well as the present.’ Hariata is of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa, Te Atiawa and Welsh and Italian descent. The frame for Anahera te pono (Faithful Angel) has been carved by Leonard Taylor.
Framed : 330 x 390 mm.