Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Heru Rakau • Wooden Comb

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  • Medium: maire (ironwood), pāua (New Zealand abalone), slate base
  • Size: 5.5 × 1.75 × 0.75 inches (excl. base)
  • Reference Code: K71013

This is a contemporary version of a wooden heru using wheku type head representing ancestor / guardian.

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine

Māori

Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”