After the completion of Poutama and Pouhine for the wharenui, there were many leftover pieces, and during lockdown, I began to play with them.
This mahi continues an exploration of tukutuku and weaving patterns with contemporary materials and processes. Familiar elements from patiki, papakirango, aronui, kaokao have emerged during the making process, an intuitive response to traditional patterns.
Named Tauira āhuahanga (geometric pattern) the viewer can find their own patterns within, the works are A2 or smaller, and painted with both stains and acrylics, sealed with osmo oil/wax. After working with traditional red, black and white I am very much enjoying a splash of colour.