Inspired by the unique Māori art form of abstract rafter paintings called kōwhaiwhai, Kura Te Waru Rewiri (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu, Ngāti Rangi, Ngāti Raukawa ki Kauwhata) explores the ebb and flow of contrasting positive and negative space to explore depth. Titled Puhoro Meets the Stripes III, this work references the dominance of male practitioners who draw on or replicate kōwhaiwhai designs as a status symbol. Add a piece of Aotearoa’s art history to your collection with an A4 print of Kura Te Waru Rewiri’s beautiful work, which is based on Augustus Hamilton’s documentation of kōwhaiwhai and carved 19th-century houses.
26.2 x 20cm (image only)
35.2 x 27.8 x 0.1cm (including white matting)
made in New Zealand