“Prior to researching and creating this piece, I knew very little about the partridge apart from the fact that a heck of a lot gets shot and one lives in a pear tree. I enjoyed completing this one, l like the fluid lines.”
The Grey Partridge is like the grouse preferring to live on forest floors and flying only short distances. It seems appropriate that it is the grouse then that introduces Partridge Woman who is also another character performed in the Atlakim, Dance of the Forest Spirits.
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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