Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Weapon of Choice - Tatau Pounamu (Door of Greenstone)

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The Patu is a symbol of a Rangatira (Chief). The Patu was over time exchanged as an offer of peace. The coming together of two tribes. A mark of lasting peace hence the saying “Tatau pounamu”.
—Lewis Gardiner

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Preston Singletary / Lewis Gardiner

Preston Singletary / Lewis Gardiner

Collaboration for the Fire & Water: Pacific Visions in Glass and Jade exhibition, 2007.

Collaborations between great artists are historically rare, despite frequent attempts and enthusiastic interest to bring technical skills and artistic chemistry together. In the end, it often seems that personal careers, distance, and other issues make these projects too difficult to realize. What makes this particular collaboration even more remarkable is that the two artists are geographically in different hemispheres — almost at polar opposites of the world.