TOM WILSON TEHOHÀHAKE
Oil on board unframed 60 in x 48 in
“Skyholder” incorporates the theme of seeds, symbolizing resilience and survival. The inclusion of seeds represents the idea that despite attempts to assimilate and suppress indigenous cultures, the community stands tall to embrace its heritage and continues to forge a path of growth towards a brighter future. The imagery suggests a powerful metaphor for overcoming adversity, as if the community was forced underground but is now emerging and thriving, reaching towards the sky. This piece embodies a narrative of strength, growth, and the indomitable spirit of a community that perseveres against challenges.