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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 is inspired by kowhaiwhai patterns. On the rear off each piece is a description and photo of the original artefact.
Acrylic and variegated and generic gold leaf on oak board
35cm x 35 cm
generic gold frame