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2016 NCAA Submission Whenua


Cherise Thomson is a sculptor and jewelry designer, currently residing in Auckland. Raised in Hawai’i and New Zealand, Cherise creates strong, organic forms inspired by her homeland’s natural beauty.

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2016 NCAA Submission Whenua


Cherise Thomson is a sculptor and jewelry designer, currently residing in Auckland. Raised in Hawai’i and New Zealand, Cherise creates strong, organic forms inspired by her homeland’s natural beauty.

CHERISE THOMSON | 'WHENUA'
2016 NATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART AWARD SUBMISSION

WHENUA (LAND / PLACENTA) | HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE | CHERISE THOMSON |

ABOUT THE SCULPTURE

The cycle of interconnectedness is revealed in 'Whenua' – the land, earth or placenta – the afterbirth from Earth’s mother Papatūānuku.

Following an intense personal cycle of births, deaths and illness, I sought out the Maaori origin story as comfort, meditatively looping wire into a single overlapping hape. The internal form of Whenua appears as if emerging from water. 

With it's warm pulsing light, Whenua represents the portal of our beginnings, ontinuously lessing us with life.

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One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture.  

Materials: 872m galvanized wire, LED lighting
Technique: Handwoven
Height: 230mm
Width: 870mm

WHENUA (LAND / PLACENTA) | HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE | CHERISE THOMSON |

WHENUA | VIDEO
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WHENUA | VIDEO CLIP STILL 2 HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE CHERISE THOMSON

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WHENUA | VIDEO CLIP STILL 3 HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE CHERISE THOMSON

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WHENUA | VIDEO CLIP STILL 4 HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE CHERISE THOMSON

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Email info@cherisethomson.com regarding this unique sculpture.