Here you can view the process of making this beautiful sculpture and read the story and inspiration behind the design.
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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 (wood pidgeon), 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