Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Lily Leaf Platter (with lid)


  • Medium: tōtara
  • Size: 3 × 19.5 × 19.5 inches
  • Reference Code: KX50607

This platter was a challenge for me, as I was playing with the idea of interweaving lily leaves in an abstract circular form of the Path of Life.

Kerry Kapua Thompson

Kerry Kapua Thompson


Ngāti Paoa

(1967- )

Kerry has been carving for twenty-two years in many materials and is possibly the leading artist working in bone. Although he attended a diploma course in Māori design at Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua and learned from Hepi Maxwell, Rex Christianson and other artists working in the same materials, his style of carving and two-tone staining process are uniquely his own.