Tane Mahuta stands majestically at 51 metres tall. Estimated 1250-2500 years old.
Tāne is the son of Ranginui the sky father and Papatūanuku the earth mother. Tāne separates his parents from their marital embrace until his father the sky is high above mother earth. Tāne then sets about clothing his mother with vegetation. The birds and the trees of the forest are regarded as Tāne’s children.
This week is Men’s Health Week. A focus on the health and well being of boys and men.
I have held numerous Men’s Groups and have found different answers as to why men don’t go to the doctors for a check up or if they are not well. A lot of times they wait till they are ready to drop dead.
Some answers are, shy, staunch, don’t need help, deal with it myself, finance, transport, clinics are not man friendly, a sign of weakness, embarrassed, cant get time off work, don’t understand clinical language and health literacy to name a few.
Like Tane Mahuta Men need to stand tall. Be grounded with a strong foundation, be role models for our families, take care of our health, with a balance of spiritual, physical, temporal and mental well being. Love respect woman, children and all mankind especially themselves.
Title: Tane Mahuta-King of the forest
Medium: Ink pen on paper | Scale: 500mm x 700mm | No: 23 Artwork Project 313
This Artwork is purchasable as: Original Artwork | Prints 1 through to 10 | Prints 11 through to 313