The Twence wall art has been largely influenced by the Polinesian mythology and especially by the Maori view on creation. Just like Twence, the early Maori were living in close symbiosis with nature. Their gods were based on natural elements and forces like wind, the sky, earth and fire. The illustration shows Papa, the Maori equivalent to mother earth in present times. Papa is lying down, resting being the solid ground we live and thrive on. Her body is devided into five coloured areas, representing Twence’s major departments. Elements that stand for Twence and Twente, the area Twence is based in, are scattered all over her body.