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My Ancestor My Self und weitere Werke von Frances Tapueluelu

My Ancestor My Self, 2021
207 x 120 cm (h x w)
Fabric
sequins
ngatu (tapa cloth)
ink
acrylic paint
glitter
pearls
wire
paper and wool 5 ft
9 circumference
101.6cm
not for sale

I have struggled to make work for the past 8 months or so I have had bouts of
anxiety stress tension fatigue and a sense of isolation however I have always felt
the presence of an ancestor near which has made me feel that I can get through
anything. This work invokes the presence of my ancestor by using my own body measurements to create this sculpture. The bird is my ancestors’ messenger
underneath her is a light in the shape of a white hibiscus and the headdress is
black coral with a galaxy of starfish moving through it which is a common sight in Tonga in the seas of Tonga.



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other works by Frances Tapueluelu

Fanga manupuna ‘oe talatupu’a ..., 2020
75 x 100 cm (h x w)
ngatu (tapa cloth) clay sequins branches beads paint glitter sand shells

Fanga manupuna ‘oe talatupu’a ...
75 x 100 cm (h x w)
ngatu (tapa cloth) clay sequins branches beads paint glitter sand shells

Fanga manupuna ‘oe talatupu’a ...
220 x 165 cm (h x w)
ngatu (tapa cloth) clay sequins branches beads paint glitter sand shells

How to make an axe and spear, 2018
200 x 384 cm (h x w)
#video

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180 x 120 cm (h x w)

Undectable = Untransmittable, 2021

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