“Trickster, villain or hero — Raven of all the birds appears to fit all these roles. His appearance alone oozes cunning and mysticism. Raven is great subject to explore. This work borrows from the Northwest Coast story I read of Raven abducting the moon from Chief Gray Eagle. The moon appears tearful on Raven’s back.”
Raven Stealing the Moon is a portrait of Raven entwined with the light taking flight with the moon.
*Exhibited with Spirit Wrestler Gallery at “Māori Art Market 2011,” (October 5-9, 2011) in Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand, showcasing the best in contemporary Māori art during the hosting of the Rugby World Cup.
Te Rarawa, Ngāti Paoa, Te Ātiawa
Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, New Zealand of Māori, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He lived in Auckland in his early years before moving to the Bay of Plenty. Rex has earned international recognition as a wood sculptor in the 1960s and 1970s and began working in bronze in the 1980s. His current work is influenced by the culture of the Pacific and displays uniqueness in its diversity of form and dramatic flow of lines. Rex has exhibited in solo, group and jury shows. He has won several national awards for “National Wood Skills” and is represented in corporate and private collections worldwide.
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