Whakarare- top
Adrienne Whitewood

Whakarare- top


WHAKARARE (to distort)
Inspired by a series of works in 1909 by the late carver Te Rahui of Rotorua. This haehae (line) pattern with hooks is referring to the Maori art principal of Tātai Hikuwaru (disrupted symmetry) representing the idea that one must grow. The carved surface pattern itself is an acknowledgment to the art of Nga mahi whakairo held in high regard as one of the premier expressions of creativity.


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