Takurua - Original Carved Painting
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Takurua | Hikurangi Edwards
Hikurangi Edwards is a Māori Artist based in Pōneke / Wellington, New Zealand. Hikurangi intricately hand carves images inspired by her culture into layers of acrylic paint. Hikurangi applies layers of acrylic paint to custom-made framed plyboard & then steadily carves through the layers of paint - exposing the multiple colours layered beneath. The results are textured images rendered in negative relief that accentuates the stunning tonal variations & hand-carved details
Takurua, Tautoru & Taumata-Kuku
These three works represent a constellation and two stars. There has been a great resurgence and drive to learn more about Māori astronomy and working with the stars, with a particular focus on Matariki. Many more are tuning back in to this mātauranga (knowledge) and incorporating the moon cycles into their daily lives. Our ancestors relied heavily on this knowledge to travel, plant, pray, guide them in war, birth and death and many other aspects of life. Through my work I try and bring through the lesser known stories to also give them prominence and create space for others to consider what they represent and mean for them.
Diameter - 200mm
Rusty Nail, 3
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