A journey of self-discovery through the use of form and media, to engage with a variety of ages and audiences.
Through the interaction and reaction of every contributor, media, and facet of the work, the form, function and carver evolve.
This exhibition showcases Michael Matchitt’s limited Blackwood Lead Crystal series. Cast in lead crystal by glass artist Di Tocker from an original Matchitt whakairo rākau (wood carving), a second expression of the form is produced. It takes on the qualities of the original totara fencepost, adding a chapter to the story of the piece. These works explore the play of light over and through the textures of weathered wood and the marks of the artist’s chisel. An absolutely exquisite gift of the highest quality, display your piece where the light can play on and through the glass.
Included in the series are pieces depicting the separation of Rangi and Papa, various modern representations of traditional whakairo forms and surface patterns, and the powerful, feminine and ethereal Te Ehutu pieces, some of which are available to buy now on the site.