Artist: Paora Toi-Te-Rangiuaia
Materials: Cast Aluminium
Dimensions: 200mm x 330mm

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Paora Toi-Te-Rangiuaia trained as a jeweller and silversmith. On moving to Waiheke in 1990 he joined Piritahi marae and the formation of Waiheke’s first Maori arts initiative, Rongomauri Arts Collective. His practice of tatai toi follows in the footsteps of his Tipuna utilising tohu (symbols) to overlay a Māori paradigm on current narratives thus preserving and informing the community of environment and identity.

Installation note: The tail feathers of this work overhang so it is unable to sit on a flat surface and it needs to be installed on the edge of a plinth, bookshelf, etc.,There are screw holes in the base for the purpose of securing the work.