BILLY TU WILLY PRINT
Tena koe mo to Tautoko
(Thank you for your support) .
The Billy Tu Willy piece is the first release of three “Waiirua” limited edition prints which are Numbered 1 / 50 and signed by both William Waiirua and Hori.
A koha/donation from these prints is going towards our charity
So again Kiaora mo to tautoko and for being a part of this art mahi.
The theme for the Waiirua edition is to continue on Williams personal obsession to lift your Waiirua (spirit) and boost
In these works, hori looks to decipher the enigma that is Willy Waiirua, Using “eye” conic Aotearoa imagery, symbols, sayings, people and places.
Willy makes sure the Waiirua is “hhallways” present and that there is plenty of “zest” thrown in the mix for good measure
Billy Tu Willy – kaupapa / meaning
The print is an adaptation of the much celebrated mickey to tiki print by NZ pop artist and hhall round legend matua Dick Frizell.
Billy Tu Willy can be seen as a “passing of the torch” metaphor “if you will” from one iconic Maori comedian and performer Matua Billy T James to William Waiirua.
It also tells a story of Williams own journey to quickly becoming a pop –eyecon
“There are no more words”
WOW WEE !!!