94 minutes | May 2, 2020

Hori - Hustling, mental health, and being an artist (#6)

“I couldn’t go into KFC and order anything, or into the mall, the doctor was like, mate this is anxiety. You need to stop drinking for a bit.” — HoriPaperback Guerrillas is the podcast for mana enhancing kōrero (life-improving conversations).In this episode, Pera Barrett sits down with Otaki based artist, Hori. They talk about how and why Hori spent years fighting te ao Māori, and how he got to the point now of embracing it in his life and art, as a student of te reo Māori. We also talk about the thought process going into a mataora moko (facial tattoo), and having a laugh at ourselves as Māori and non-Māori. We talk about when university can be a bad idea, and what us parents can do to help our children find the mahi that they love. Hori talks about facing into his ego, anger, and how his mental health led to the decision to leave the country.We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it.Hit subscribe in your podcast app if you want to hear more.Show notes:Hustling as an artist and making money from your artMental health and the struggles of artists and teachersBeing happy without being richMoving away from te ao Māori and then coming back as a studentThe benefits of being a Māori artistResources:Hori's galleryBook: Maea te Toi Ora - Māori Health TransformationsEnjoyed the episode? Help us record more: If you want to help us share these conversations for positive change, please help by donating here: www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillasThank you:Lincoln.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/paperbackguerrillas)
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