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✔️ Our printers print on a heavy weight, fine weave archival canvas and seal with an Australian made archival UV sealant. Under accelerated longevity testing in the USA this sealed canvas has been awarded an archival life in excess of 100 years. Please allow 10 business days for your order and extra time for delivery depending on your location.
I was privileged to be commissioned to create and paint the artwork for the powerful and lifechanging book titled Tama Sāmoa by authors Mani & Dahlia Malaeulu. Artwork is available for print on canvas and museum quality paper prints and T-shirts. The Tama Sāmoa book is also available for sale on our website.
'TAMA SĀMOA' ARTWORK STATEMENT
Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here they share the cultural challenges they face, and without realising it, their need to belong, to be accepted and the impact this has on their wellbeing overall.Tama Sāmoa is not just a story of friendship, brotherhood and healing. Tama Sāmoa helps us all to reflect, reconnect and reunite in better supporting each other as who we are. It is also a story of self-discovery and hope for a new tama Sāmoa code to be created based on real talanoa and understanding.Includes:- Study Questions For Students- The Tama Sāmoa Project:A space created for fourteen Samoan male students and educators to share their own boys-to-men stories, lessons and journeys to help today's tama Sāmoa, our tama Pasifika, to be better understood and supported in succeeding as themselves.Contributing authors of the Tama Sāmoa Project: Isaac Sanele, Elijah Solomona, Simati Leala, Senio Sanele, Emmanuel Solomona, Aleki Leala, Okirano Tilaia, Israel Risati Sua-Taulelei, Saul Luamanuvae-Su'a, Atama Cassidy, Darcy Solia, Liko Alosio, Mikaele Savali, Dr. Sadat Muaiava