Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hei Matau • Fish Hook Pendant


  • Medium: bone, pāua (New Zealand abalone)
  • Size: 3.5 × 1.25 inches
  • Reference Code: K101101

Tangaroa Kaiwhangai Nui (Tangaroa Great Provider):

“In this piece, I pay homage to the great oceans of the world, the realm of Tangaroa, in this instance personified by the presence of the Marakihau (sea monster) and the great whirlpool, Korokoro o te Parata, from whence, it is told the massive ocean swells originate.”

David Taylor

David Taylor

David Taylor


Taranaki Tuturuu, Ngā Māhanga a Tairi

(1963- )

I was born in Palmerston North and spent my formative years growing up in Auckland. I am now living in Whangarei (North Auckland) with my wife and two children.