Its always a huge honour and responsibility when I'm asked to produce a sculpture that reflects the Mana, the Mauri, and the Wairua of a loved one.
You take something that she loved like the Ruru, you add koru that represent her mother and brother, and a sunflower that reflects her marae.
The Ruru is a powerful figure in Maori mythology, believed to be a Kaitiaki or protective guardian spirit.
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor
Here you can view the process of making this beautiful memorial and read the story and inspiration behind the design.