The making of a sculpture

HAERA RA

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

This Matau (fish hook) was commissioned as a leaving gift. They liked the simplicity and size of a hei matau I had created in the past and requested something similar. I was told he was a keen fisherman and asked if I could include a trout, if possible.I suggested I could try to add a flax rope but confessed it wasn't a strength of mine..they offered to to do that themselves and held a Harakeke(weaving) class at work to produce the woven flax rope.

 

The staff were such a pleasure to work with and we met a few of them when they brought out morning tea to share, and to see the workshop.

 

 

Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor

October 2014