Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Hei Taringa Niho • Shark Tooth Ear Pendants

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“Inspired by taonga museum artifacts whereby Māori and other Polynesian artisans would produce replicas of natural forms. For example whale teeth, shark teeth, shells etc. in another material such as jade or ivory.”

Stacy Gordine

Stacy Gordine

Māori

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.”