The making of a memorial

BABY MANAIA (GUARDIAN)

Here you can view the process of making this beautiful memorial and read the story and inspiration behind the design.

After a couple of visits from Auckland, this lovely couple brought their own Maori design to me. They had been to other places but wanted a memorial that was produced by someone local using a natural material.

They also requested a frame from the same material (Oamaru limestone) to which I added some Maori design based on Dad's Ta Moko.

A wonderful relationship developed which will culminate in a Manaia sculpture for their home based on their design.

 

 

Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor