Sina ma le tuna (Sina and the eel) drawing by Jon Apisa

Sina ma le tuna - Sina and the eel drawing


Sina ma le tuna (Sina and the eel) drawing colored pencil painting by Jon Apisa 09/05/2002

Jon Apisa. Sina ma le tuna (Sina and the eel) drawing. 2002. colored pencil on paper, 30" x 22" (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm).


Sina ma le tuna (Sina and the eel) drawing by Jon Apisa.

The artwork was based on Sāmoan Mythology: Sina ma le tuna (Sina and the eel).

Tui Fiti (King of Fiji) turned into an eel to travel to Sāmoa to find Sina.

The eel traveled long journey across the ocean and from village to village which exhausted him.

His last wish to Sina was that she would plant him in the ground and this was the first coconut tree.


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