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There is no love quite like the love between Mother and Child—they share joy, tenderness and respect. I have seen love shared between mother and child around the world and certainly in Aotearoa New Zealand. There is a beautiful gesture in the Maori culture called a Hongi. This is a traditional greeting of Aotearoa New Zealand's indigenous Maori people. The act involves touching one's nose and forehead to another person and then breathing together. The hongi roughly means "sharing of breath." Once a visitor, also referred to as a manuhiri, enacts the hongi with a local, a sense of responsibility is also imparted to that individual about their place in the delicate ecosystem of the island.


When I imagine the relationship between Mother Mary and Jesus I imagine if they were in Aotearoa New Zealand they would have shared the sacred act of the hongi. Love is certainly chosen, blessed and shared. This speaks grandly of God's Aroha (love) for us and what I imagine God desires for us all - to "share of breath" with all creation.


I hope this artwork reminds you that God is sharing our breath: Breathing tenderness and respect as our Mother Mary did with Jesus, on this day and every day.
~ Jane

This is a print of an original mixed media (watercolour, pencil, pen) artwork by Catholic artist, designer, painter, and illustrator Jane Maisey. This artwork is only available through this website.


> Details:

- This print is printed with specialist Giclée printing technology.

- The paper is also uniquely sourced from Japan.

- The result is that when compared to regular printing, the artwork / ink will look stunning, vibrant and alive. Essentially these are especially stunning prints!


- Size: 21cm x 30cm (A4) or 30m x 40cm (Slightly smaller than A3) or 50cm x 70cm

- Colour ink one side.

- Stock: Museum-quality poster beautifully printed on thick and durable matte paper.

- Paper weight: 189 g/m² (5.57 oz/y²) + thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)

- Giclée printing quality

- Paper is sourced from Japan

- Shipped in sturdy packaging protecting the poster

- Print only. Frame not included

- Shipping cost is absolutely included in the price


- Printing and shipping of these special prints can be completed in four countries. Your order will be printed in the country closest to you  (faster and eco-friendly).

- This item should ship within about 3 working days, and then it will take roughly 1-3 weeks to arrive.

- If you are in another country (outside of AU, NZ, USA, CA or the UK) and interested in getting a print just let Jane know, and she can easily set up other countries for shipping.


- ALL ARTWORK: © Copyright.

- Contact Jane with requests. Thanks for not using our images without permission.


Print - Mother Mary Our Guide

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