One of the new 'whakapapa' series, Tokerau means 'worm.' The timber has literally been made more beautiful by the worm that has, in the past, carved its own story into the wood. From this the carver has drawn inspiration, adding his input to the design of nature, to create something of cultural and aesthetic value.
This work is in the style of Te Tai Tokerau in the North of New Zealand.
Unaunahi is a pattern associated with Tangaroa (God of the sea) and the moana (ocean). As such, it alludes to the traditions of navigation, the stars, and customary fishing practices.
Raperape represents movement and the release of energy. It alludes to the ideas of continuity and progression into the future.
NOTE: Subject to customs clearance if shipped overseas