Joyce Campbell
Te Taniwha
Gelatin silver fiber-based hand prints

Te Taniwha

I am looking for the Taniwha Hinek rako
Who lives at Te Reinga and is an ancestor of everyone in the village
She has a home where the two rivers meet
She has another home under a rock called Hinekuia at the base of the falls
Sometimes I think she shows herself
As a serpent
As a woman (look at her basking)
As a waterway
As an eel
I imagine that she hides her huge body in the caves that line the gorge