Ora - Life, Growth, Development

In Maori, Ora is a vision of human well-being, and this philosophy shares the global holistic belief - to heal someone is to heal the whole person - one cannot remain in a place of Mauri moe (unconsciousness). This sculpture also incorporates the symbolic essential life force, and the koru symbol of creation. The circular shape of an unfurling fern frond conveys the idea of perpetual movement, and its inward coil suggests a return to the point of origin. Brett Keno October 2007