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  • Energy life force

  • Organic + Inorganic 

  • Extensions of ourselves: tools, prosthetics and appendages

  • Ka Whawhai Tonu Matou 


With this work I really wanted to push the levels and translucency of the piece adjusting to the fractures which informed the final shape. 


It is an extended form of Manaia Pekapeka. The name is attributed to a species of bat in Aotearoa. It also represents two intertwined bird forms or guardians working between the physical and spiritual realms. 


The attached Koru pieces extend the overall form with the same wire that binds them together.

Mānaia Pounamu

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