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

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A voucher from KenoSculpture was auctioned off at the 2015 NZFMA Charity Ball and Auction.


The successful bidders (Amelia & Solf) asked if I could create a stone replica of the ceremonial Tanoa Bowl.  Although we discussed some design aspects (hibiscus) I loved that they gave me full creative licence on all aspects of this sculpture.


Producing a perfectly round bowl shape by hand is always a challenge.  And consideration had to be given to the leg design to hold the weight. 


We were privileged to meet this generous couple when we personally delivered it to them in Auckland.



Brett Keno
New Zealand Stone Carving Artist and Sculptor


Thank you Brett and Christine for your participation in our collective journey to benefit the babies and familes of the Neo- Natal Trust.
The beauty and strength in this piece is evident when we see and touch it everyday. We can feel the wairua that began from your mind and heart and followed through your hands into the stone.
Thanks again, Amelia and Solf

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