Moari Meanings


By Eddie Daughton

decorative bowl with wooden handle








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“This piece is talking about the directions in which indigenous peoples are torn. One way is to assimilate into whatever passes for “culture” in this superfast ,homogenized, corporate, world; maybe marketing cultural memes for corporate profit.. The other is to hold fast to indigenous culture and ride out the storm.
In this piece I used elements of the storm, as well as inversion “world turned upside down” in the carving, as well as a forked branch for the handle. The handle is attached to the pot by waxed linen thread in the three colours of the Maori flag (about which there is contention about “ownership” and “copyright” (both of which are very corporate icons). Each branch interprets the colour symbology differently.”

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