Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Rua Manaia / Pekapeka Pendant


  • Medium: pakohe (New Zealand argillite)
  • Size: 1.5 × 2.75 inches
  • Reference Code: NZ71104

Two guardians, ancestral figures, guarding the fluid form between which represents wai ora (life water or life essence).

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine


Ngāti Porou

(1970- )

“I have been fortunate enough to have a supportive family and met many inspiring people in my life who have encouraged me to follow my talents and passion. My father, a woodcarver himself, imparted his knowledge of woodcraft plus provided a creative environment and stories of my great-uncles Pine and John Taiapa, who were Tohunga Whakairo. I have always respected and been inspired by the artistic achievements by indigenous artisans in Aotearoa and throughout the world.”