the ethereal rising mists after a rainfall
This work is part of the limited Blackwood Lead Crystal series. Cast in lead crystal from an original 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.
Te Ehutu is the rising mist after a rainful. The rising mists are symbolic of the ethereal lightness of spirit. Represented here in human form, we see Te Ehutu emerging from the shelter of a korowai (feather cloak).
This style is a contemporary interpretation of a rich traditional cultural icon. The form and shape, while modern, are achieved through the use of traditional tools and practices. The artist uses chisel and mallet, not sandpaper, to create the smooth surface and clean lines of the original carving.