That which we treasure
This is the second in a series that melds traditional forms and concepts in a modern world. Traditionally, a waka huia was a repository for things precious - often huia feathers. A hue or gourd was also a storage receptacle.
This piece combines the form of a hue with the concept of a waka huia. The tara tara ā kai surface pattern alludes to this being a receptacle, a place to store things of value. This waka hue can house your physical taonga (treasures) or metaphorically, your hopes and dreams or anything you wish to protect.
29.5cm x 14.5cm x 6.5cm 812g