Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)
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Kakua Matua • Treasured Heirloom

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  • Medium: rimu, kokupu (New Zealand jade)
  • Size: 11.75 × 10 × 2 inches
  • Reference Code: KT40801

Many heirlooms of pounamu (jade) were passed down through the generations. This sculpture represents the generations of life living in harmony together.

Kerry Kapua Thompson

Kerry Kapua Thompson

Māori

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.