Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Painted Koru Bowl


  • Medium: rimu, mother of pearl
  • Size: 2.5 × 13.5 × 13.5 inches
    Size: removable pendant 2.25-inch diameter
  • Reference Code: KT40307

Painted koru forms with four koru meeting in the centre in the pendant.

Kerry Kapua Thompson

Kerry Kapua Thompson


Ngāti Paoa

(1967- )

Kerry has been carving for twenty-two years in many materials and is possibly the leading artist working in bone. Although he attended a diploma course in Māori design at Waiariki Polytechnic in Rotorua and learned from Hepi Maxwell, Rex Christianson and other artists working in the same materials, his style of carving and two-tone staining process are uniquely his own.