New Zealand Maori sand art

This sand art by Marcus Winter explores the maori creation story of Ranginui (the skyfather) and Papatuanuku (Earth Mother), who lived embracing each other, while there children lived between them in darkness. After a period of time, after being tired of crawling between their parents and living in darkness one of the children Tane, decided to separate his parents. He placed his feet on his father and pushed off and with his strength separated his parents from each other.

Papatuanuku, his mother became the earth, Tane Mahuta became responsible for clothing his mother with beautiful greenery after their separation. He became God of the forest and birds.

Ranginui (the sky father) would weep for his loved one from the sky with showers, one of the sons remained with his father in the sky because he did not agree with the decision to separate them, his name is Tawhiri-matea - the God of the winds and storms, he sent down storms and winds to torment his brother...

Hope you enjoyed it :)