1550mm x 1180mm
Handpainted original. Layers of paint and foil have been applied with a brush to give the look of an ancient carved piece – quite primitive but stylised and refined.
Enamel, foil, lacquer on birch plywood
TOA (warrior). This piece is about the warrior spirit we as new zealanders share. it portrays Te Ika a Maui and Te Wai Pounamu working together with spirit to build this land. The colours reflect our native flora and fauna. The use of text as the skeletal structure of the design and building imagery around this enables it to serve as an education in maori language while portraying the emotion and intent of the word.