Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Kia Kotahi Mai Ki Te Ao Nei


  • Medium: raku clay, oxides, white slip
  • Size: each pillar approximately 19 × 5 × 5 inches
  • Reference Code: KX50407, KX50408, KX50409

“My works reflect the link Māori have to the spiritual and natural world as the provider of the breath of life. The art forms are used as an umbilical cord that is central to my identity and also provide a link to the indigenous peoples overseas.”

Wi Taepa

Featured in Manawa—Pacific Heartbeat page 64

Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa

Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa


Te Arawa, Ngāti Pikiao, Te Ātiawa

(1946- )

“Clay is mud with more togetherness. I can bugger the vision, reconstitute the mud, and start again.”