Taunạ’i: to join together
by Tamara Aisake (a.k.a Hanisaka)
This painting is about love and healing through community. This piece depicts two spiral waves crashing together. The spiral being an ancient land-based symbol of many meanings. For myself, I refer to it as the Fibonacci sequence or momoa in Rotuman (my indigenous language), context depending. People make their own meaning out of this symbol; it occurs frequently in nature from the quantum-micro to the cosmic-macro level. For this painting, it represents new beginnings coming together, healing through water, riding the waves of life as we collectively heal the universal web.