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Koiwi

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  • Medium: tōtara, bronze
  • Size: 85 × 12 × 15 inches
    Size: 80.5 × 9 × 11 inches
    Size: 82.5 × 10 × 9.5 inches
  • Reference Code: KX50606

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These elegant forms reinforce and reaffirm our links to our ancestors. As each ancestral koiwi (skeletal frame) is returned to Papatuanuku (Earth Mother), so does our connection or relationship become even stronger to the land in which they lie.

Lyonel Grant

Lyonel Grant

Māori

Ngāti Pikiao, Ngāti Rangiwewehi, Te Arawa

(1957- )

An honours graduate from New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute in Rotorua, Lyonel trained under master carver John Taiapa. In 1984 he carved the meeting house Matapihi o te Rangi in Tokoroa and Ihenga in Rotorua (1993-96). Since then his work has become more sculptural: it explores the tensions between customary cultural traditions of art located on the marae (gathering place) and contemporary art styles found in the gallery; between modernism and Māori art; between different materials; between substance and space.

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101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
Vancouver, BC
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