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we are loving : Te Rongo Kirkwood

Matariki. It is the Maori name for the star cluster known as the Pleiades that usually rises around May or June here in New Zealand. The first new moon or full moon after the rising of Matariki signals Maori New Year, and this year that is on 18 June. It’s a time for celebration, so we thought what better time to celebrate and share with you the works of a very talented local Maori artist who has captured our attention.

Nga Tuaitara o Taikehu

Nga Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & White) (2014)
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, 810 x 1220 x 190 mm, NZ$ 27,500

 

Te Rongo Kirkwood finds inspiration from the natural world (a woman after our own heart). Drawing on her Maori and Scottish heritage, she uses natural materials and kiln-formed glass to meld together multiple artistic traditions and techniques. The resulting works are uniquely beautiful, blurring the lines between sculpture, craft and personal adornment. Kirkwood’s works expresses her background, re-creating ideas of Maori art and symbolism within a Western fine art discourse. She is currently exhibiting a selection of cloaks, 'Ka Awatea', at The De Young Fine Arts Museum, San Francisco, USA, until June 2015. If you can’t make it there, here is a little taste of her work. Enjoy.

 

DETAIL VIEW Nga Tuaitara o

DETAIL VIEW Nga Tuaitara o Taikehu (Black & White) (2014)
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, 810 x 1220 x 190 mm, NZ$ 27,500

 

Turua Po (Puriri)

Turua Po (Puriri) (2014) by Te Rongo Kirkwood
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, rare native wood, 1230 x 1070 x 110 mm, $ 22,500

 

DETAIL VIEW Turua Po (Puriri)

DETAIL VIEW Turua Po (Puriri) (2014) by Te Rongo Kirkwood
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, rare native wood, 1230 x 1070 x 110 mm, $ 22,500

 

Turua Po (Rewarewa)

Turua Po (Rewarewa) (2014) by Te Rongo Kirkwood
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, rare native wood, 1430 x 1040 x 60 mm, $ 22,500

 

DETAIL VIEW Turua Po (Rewarewa)

DETAIL VIEW Turua Po (Rewarewa) (2014) by Te Rongo Kirkwood
Glass, flax fibre, waxed cord, rare native wood, 1430 x 1040 x 60 mm, $ 22,500


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