Claudio A. Batista Diaz
of Chile and director Torben
have encouraged me to make a Rapa-Nui Exclusive Selection.
On 22 May 2003 we had a fruitful conversation in "Lille Fejringhus"
about the island and
especially the Rapa-Nui culture, legends and mythology.
Thanks to Claudio and Torben.
My further studies have been based on Claudio's recommendations and the
keywords derived from our conversation.
from Polynesian tattoo art -
in particular from a Rapanui woman's tattoos,
black and white triangles in the
forehead, black and white stripes on the neck and
black dots all over her body
- and from wondering
from Rapanui petroglyphs - art carved in rocks -
especially from a motif
of a deeply
carved shark with a
smaller shark inside
located on a flat lava
flow inland at Anakena Beach,
where the Easter Island's first settlers, Hotu Matu'a and his family,
are believed to have landed,
from the Pacific Ocean