Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)



My work is about personal journeys. The kete (baskets) are representative of myself - all those distinctive and personal traits woven together to make up a whole being. We generally only show glimpses of our personality at a time, hence the partial views. The dominant trait is revealed in the object which accompanies the kete. The stone represents my Catholic upbringing in ‘Cleanliness …’. The spiral represents my close relationship with my two daughters in ‘Entwined’. The other two works make reference to life’s journeys, with the many waka (canoes) in ‘Pilgrimage,’ and the changing pathways in ‘Interchange’.

Jolene Douglas


Ngāti Pu Hapu of Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Raukawa

(1950- )