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KOROWAI | 2016 Fieldays No 8 Wire National Art Award Recipient


SCULPTURE

New Zealand sculptor and jewelry designer creates strong, organic forms inspired by her homeland’s raw natural beauty.

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KOROWAI | 2016 Fieldays No 8 Wire National Art Award Recipient


SCULPTURE

New Zealand sculptor and jewelry designer creates strong, organic forms inspired by her homeland’s raw natural beauty.

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KOROWAI | 2ND PLACE 2016 FIELDAYS NO.8 WIRE NATIONAL ART AWARD CHERISE THOMSON
KOROWAI | CLOSE UP 2ND PLACE 2016 FIELDAYS NO.8 WIRE NATIONAL ART AWARD CHERISE THOMSON


Korowai

In 1962 my mother was gifted a beautiful korowai after working at Rotorua's Public Relations Office. She left New Zealand soon afterwards to travel and live overseas. I grew up with this korowai hanging on the wall of every home we lived in, and since inheriting it I have done the same. Wherever we lived in the world it symbolised my mother's love for New Zealand, Māori culture, and her memories of growing up on a sheep farm in Palmerston North with five brothers and sisters. 

My sculpture 'Korowai' is a tribute to my memories of my mother, to the grace and beauty of this traditional Māori art form – and to early settlers like my great grandparents and grandparents who tirelessly attempted to bend and shape the land (and endless spools of No.8 wire) to their will.
 

> Listen to a brief interview with Cherise while setting up for the Fieldays No.8 National Art Award.

Email info@cherisethomson.com with your enquiries regarding this unique sculpture.

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Hīnaki Aroha | One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture


Hīnaki Aroha | One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture


HINAKI AROHA | UNIQUE SCULPED LIGHT | CHERISE THOMSON

Hīnaki Aroha

Influenced by the beauty and elegance of traditional Māori eel traps (hīnaki) this sculpture aspires to be a modern object reflecting the creative forces behind the unison of nature and people.

This one-of-a-kind, handwoven, sculpted light contains 1700 metres / 5577 feet of galvanized wire and is completed with custom lighting and steel fixtures by renowned New Zealand lighting engineer James Russ. Now on display at the new James Russ Gallery.

Materials: 1700m galvanized wire
Technique: Handwoven
Height: 1680mm
Width: 790mm

Email info@cherisethomson.com with your purchase enquiries regarding this unique sculpture.

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Taniwha Moana | One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture


Taniwha Moana | One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture


TANIWHA MOANA | HANDWOVEN WIRE SCULPTURE | CHERISE THOMSON

Taniwha Moana

Taniwha Moana is inspired by the guardian ocean spirit that Māori believe traveled with the original canoes from Hawaiki to New Zealand.

One-of-a kind handwoven wire sculpture.  

Materials: 700m galvanized wire Technique: Handwoven
Length: 2580mm
Width: 470mm
Use: Indoor / outdoor

Email info@cherisethomson.com with your purchase enquiries regarding this unique sculpture.