Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Putarino • Flute

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  • Medium: glass (blown and sand-carved), pounamu (New Zealand jade), feathers (pheasant)
  • Size: 23 × 3 × 3 inches (flute)
    Size: 24.5 × 7 × 4 inches (incl. stand)
  • Reference Code: PL120501

Exhibited with Spirit Wrestler Gallery at “Māori Art Market 2011,” (October 5-9) in Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand, showcasing the best in contemporary Māori art during the hosting of the Rugby World Cup.

Preston Singletary / Lewis Gardiner

Preston Singletary / Lewis Gardiner

Collaboration for the Fire & Water: Pacific Visions in Glass and Jade exhibition, 2007.

Collaborations between great artists are historically rare, despite frequent attempts and enthusiastic interest to bring technical skills and artistic chemistry together. In the end, it often seems that personal careers, distance, and other issues make these projects too difficult to realize. What makes this particular collaboration even more remarkable is that the two artists are geographically in different hemispheres — almost at polar opposites of the world.