JENNY MEHRTENS
HEI TIKI - QEII

JEWEL SERIES

Introducing a new series that I have been developing. The Jewel Series...small, highly detailed works celebrating Māori Taonga. Each piece has a story. Māori feel a real connection to artefacts that were produced by their ancestors. Sadly a lot of their taonga is in museums and collections worldwide. There is a strong desire to repatriate the artefacts. This is a collection of small works, 35cm x 35cm, using a new technique (for me), of a raised textured layer inspired by kowhaiwhai patterns. On the rear off each piece is a description and photo of the original artefact.