Rise Up (2011)


Cee Palalagi
20 x 26
2-color screen print, Nenah Evergreen Archival Paper, Printed in Oakland, 2011
My print portrays a Kaitiaki = protective guardian. The Kaitiaki is a reminder to to never forget your roots and where you come from. The Kaitiaki also wears a fitted cap which represents our connection to all things of the spiritual and physical world. The female figure on the cap is called Hawaiiki, she embodies the essence of Tino Rangatiratanga -Self Determination.