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    My latest watercolor splatter - 'Tiki'. A New Zealand icon using watercolor / ink / vivid. For more work & close ups check out www.cmykyles.com
Tiki refers to large wood and stone carvings of humanoid forms in Central Eastern Polynesian cultures of the Pacific Ocean. The term is also used in Māori mythology where Tiki is the first man, created by either Tūmatauenga or Tāne. He found the first woman, Marikoriko, in a pond – she seduced him and he became the father of Hine-kau-ataata. In the Māori language, the word "tiki" was the name given to large wooden and green stone carvings in roughly human shape.