About this print
A Polynesian twist to the iconic piece ‘Birth of Venus’ by Italian artist Sandro Botticelli. This piece portrays Venusi emerging from the pacific whilst hands sweep in with a lavalava to drape her and flying by a dove that features on the Tongan coat of arms carrying a Katinia (gardenia) flower, inspired by the song Katinia by the late Queen Salote, an encouraging contributor to the arts and culture in Tonga.
Edition open in all sizes
Printed by endemicworld on mid-weight acid free paper w/ archival inks
Framing style simple w/ classic moulding
About the Artist
Luca Walton is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, the “Polynesian capital of the world”. Born in Lautoka, Fiji, to a Tongan mother and Kiwi expat father, Luca’s paintings are a reflection of his heritage, cross-cultural identity and incredible childhood surroundings - the beautifully vibrant Kingdom of Tonga.
Luca draws inspiration from this unique upbringing, and the strong Pasifika women integral to life; his softly spoken traditional Tongan mother and his three older sisters, who all hail from different island nations, illustrate the value of family, and exposing him to the beauty that the Pacific has to offer.
Luca intends his art to be a love letter to these important Pasifika women who continue to demonstrate unique strength and beauty.
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