Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hei Taonga II (What’s its) Pendant

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“Inspired by Soul Catcher images that I was reading about in a book in your gallery and referred to as What’s its”

Barry Te Whatu

Barry Te Whatu

Māori

Taranaki Tuturu, Ngā Puhi

(1972- )

Barry was born in Taranaki and raised in a little northern town in Maungaturoto. Barry’s inspiration and passion for Māori Art and carving developed in the early 1990’s when he returned to Taranaki in his teenage years to study Fine Arts at Taranaki Polytechnic. Barry furthered his studies and graduated from Wellington Institute of Technology with a Bachelor in Visual Arts in 2006.