Inspired by 3 weeks with my Maori friends in Aotearoa, the universal never ending spirals connect all indigenous peoples
This entry was posted on April 23, 2011 by richardzanesmith. It was filed under My Artwork (clay) .
Kia ora e taku hoa
Be well my friend
You are such an amazing person and artist. Recognised the form and patterns straight away. It was our pleasure to have met you and shared with you our culture and yours with us. Do you have any images/info on primative kiln building? We had a uku wananga at Paerau’s in Tangimoana and us wahine(women)built and fired a kiln. always good to research other ways to fire uku.
May 1, 2011 at 12:45 am
thanks so much for the kind words and encouragement.
I’ll never forget my time on Aotearoa. So many Native Americans are still suffering under a kind of colonized mind
and it was so good to see such free proud strong Maori people.
I believe Manos has my adobe kiln building ppt presentation on his lap top. its fired with any kind of wood scraps.
for primitive firing I’ll email you some things i find that are really essential.
thanks again for your beautiful words!
May 1, 2011 at 1:46 am
Kia ora e te rangatira Richard, nga mihi mahana ki a koe e hoa.
Oh yes!! this is what it’s about..cultural exchange /joyful sharing / cross fertilizing /respect and honoring our ancestral heritage.
The Auckland Museum has an abundance of our Taonga… I’m delighted you were able to find inspiration among those treasures and in particular to see your response to our taonga from Te Taitokerau. The rolling spiral we know as Kirikiore.
May 1, 2011 at 9:55 am
Kweh Manos, neh, kia ora!
I appreciate you as a strong brother of Aotearoa,
You and your community work are my inspiration ,your clay work your carving, your involvement with your Marae ( your community long house)
and the respect of the blends of cultures too which makes many of us who we are today. the energy and passion you have for your land ,your river, your mountain, and the strengthening of all Maori identity across Aotearoa has been awesome.
have a great trip to Crete with your children.
May 1, 2011 at 6:14 pm
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