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Joanna Tokona: Long Water

3-24 December 2021

Captivated by life, laughter, love and layered complexities that are downright sad, Wairoa is, my in the moment space.

Wairoa.

Wai is for water which runs free, unrestrained and salty.

 It is the place where a low hum resides in the gaps between waves and tides. Active, non-conforming, comforting and ever- lasting.

Roa is infinite and stable.

 Long, slow and tall, sometimes winding, roa cannot be rushed.

At times roa can be difficult to fully comprehend, as understanding it requires resilience and patience. 

Patience is my flaw.   

Roa and Wai, Wai and Roa.

Wairoa.

Captivated by life, laughter, love and layered complexities that are downright sad, Wairoa is, my in the moment space.

 My in the moment space,

 In

 This

 Place.