Martyr/Warrior

Description

The Martyr/Warrior series is meant to enlighten viewers to the duality of nature by juxtaposing imagery from two different religions (Maori and Christian) and two different personas (martyr & warrior). Each image takes a Christian martyr and adorns them with Maori warrior tattoos in an attempt to show that these opposite seeming personas and cultures really have a strong connection like two sides of the same coin. The works are accomplished through digital collage and the use of paint and drawing techniques on wooden panels and each can be reproduced in a print format and done in b/w or color.