Fantail Installation
Vertical Perched Piwakawaka
Flying Piwakawaka

Pīwakawaka Series 1- 4


Artist: Rose Petterson

Size:  approx 185mm length

Medium:  3D printed PLA plastic

Price: $85 each RRP

Exhibition: Mar 2016

         Harbourview Sculpture Trail
         Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland


He manu Māori,

He kaitiaki tapu,

He tohu o ngā Māreikura

Pīwakawaka Fusion is a series of fantail birds, 3D printed with an intricate and delicate looking ‘lace-like’ framework. The ‘lace’ is made up of a blending of cultural patterns of Māori, Victorian, Chinese and Middle Eastern origin.


Pīwakawaka Fusion reflects on the tension of retaining cultural identity and the integration or fusing of peoples, religions and races.

How do we, as an increasingly global people, hold and value each others cultural and religious identities? And honour each other in a bi-cultural way? 


Cultural identity is easily lost as different cultures and races amalgamate, but this blending also gives opportunity to explore the integration of opposites and produce beautiful cultural combinations where the cultures reference one another to create a unique cultural fusion.


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