Miriama Arnold with her art piece titled “Aere Maru” and her mother Mata (left) at the TATOU2 Story of Us art exhibition at Bergman and Sons Gallery last night. 20113013.
Local artists showcased their work at the 'TATOU2 Story of US' exhibition on Monday evening.
Miriama Arnold’s acrylic on plywood art piece titled “Aere
Maru” has a sense of fresh crispness with the endless freedom of the ocean.
“During these times of lockdown and isolation and our
separation from the rest of the world, I’ve noticed the other communities out
there together, and one of the communities I’ve been able to interact with is
the surfing community,” says Arnold.
She is amazed at what this particular group of surfers do
out there in the water.
“To me it’s spectacular and I’ve had the privilege of being
able to join them in these moments.”
Arnold is learning to surf “with lots of help along the way
and good guides”.
She says being out there amongst other Cook Islanders who
are passionate about the ocean, and doing what they do “is just crazy sometimes
… the magnitude of waves, the power that comes through and to see them with big
smiling faces charging after something as huge as this”.
“So, I wanted to capture that and to showcase it for every
other person on the island to see.”
Aere Maru is the second art piece she has publicly shown at
an art exhibition.
“My style is still forming - still searching for it…” said