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                "A Point of View"

 
I have used the same background in this painting
   as portrayed by the artist in the lithograph.
   My painting depicts signatories signing the
  Treaty of Waitangi with the missionary and the
   governor portrayed at the table. They are the
   present representatives that would be there
   today. They each represent the conflicting values
   that have not changed since the 1840's. I have
   used the comparison  to illustrate the
   misrepresentation by both the artist and the
   crown representative of the time. I believe that
   all parties except for Shortland believed that the
   Treaty was beneficial for all people.


                              75cmx60cm
                  Acrylic on stretched canvas

                                                                                     theresareihana.2009