Sunday, 26 June 2016

Marionette Gallery 26 - Pehanetonga

This figure was part of Mustava and the Kauri Giant. It is part of the Te Papa Collection now. Beside the Patupaiarehe, it saves the last Kauri and it is my idea of this mythological creature. Inspired by Polynesian and Maori carvings it had a powerful impact. The fourth head appears behind the three and his eyeballs, made of paua shell pull out with a long piece of fabric attached. This turns to the magic moments where the Kauri starts to see, speak and walk.  

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