Location: New Zealand
A multi media Artist from Waitangi ki Raro ~New Zealand, Rua Pick is a visual and aural story teller, sound gardener, spider carrier, a creator of mixed media paintings, carvings & nga taonga puoro (((0))) sound healing instruments ~ Ohau Matua Puoro, Kaipūngao oro o Hine Raukarekare. A founding member of the Waikirikiri Kōpuni collective, Kiki Pounamu.
Mixed media sculptures
Toko Mata ~
Haere ki te Mauka ~ Go to the Mountain
media-woods totara,jarrah,rata,matai,maire raunui, rimu ,oregon,north american beech,montery pine,montery cyprus
paua,stone,stainless steel,wood stain,acrylic,oil paint,enamel,marine varnish
370 cm x 120 cm x 13 cm
media- wood rata,jarrah,stone,stainless steel,paua,wood stain oil paint,enamel,marine varnish
196 cm x 42 cm 108 cm
Pou ~ Te kupu whakaaari tapu o Maui ~ The sacred promise of Maui
media wood jarrah, stone pounamu, jasper, pakohe, paua, pearl shell, wood stain.
220 cm x 28 cm x 15 cm
Te Tuawha Matu o Ahua ~
~The Fourth State of Matter
media - wood rata,totara,monterey cypress,stainless steel,pounamu,basalt,jasper,paua,wood stain,oil paint,dimensional paint,pyrography,danish oil
182 cm x 116 cm x 14 cm
$17,000 + pnp
Awaken, the great shaking Ruaimokoroa ~ Elemental of Earthquakes, Keeper the Fire Mountains and Earthquake Lightning, the youngest of Nga Atua ~ Elementals splits open the surface of Papatuanuku ~ Earth Mother. He communes to his father Ranginui ~ Sky Father in the form of hikohiko te uira ~ plasmic earthquake lightning emblazing the night air in a blue electrical web.
In the early hours earthquake lighting was observed from the Malvern hills coming out of the Greendale fault during the Sept 4th 2010 earthquake and in the night skies of Wellington before Nov 14th 2016 Waiau quake
Koha o Te Waipounamu ~ The gift of the green stream
Media- woods- tawhai raunui, maire raunui, monterey pine
pounamu, enamel paint, wood stain
87 cm x 30 cm
$15.000 + pnp
Koha ō Tē Waipounamu ~ The gift of the green stream
Papatūānuku (Grandmother Earth) asked her youngest child Rūaumoko (Keeper of the Fire Mountains and Earthquakes) for a gift for her husband Ranginui (Grandfather Sky). After much searching within his mother’s fiery insides, he came across a mountain of Puehutea (white powder). When he walked through the powder, the heat of this volcano keepers body, turned the powder into a green liquid stream, he named it Taiponui ō Tē Uruwahia. He was pleased and went to get his mother to show her this wonder. On returning the green stream had turned into a solid green mass of stone that reflected all the colours of the rainbow. He was dismayed yet Papatūānuku still loved this pounamu te koha for Ranginui (Gift for Grandfather Sky).
[Sourced from ‘Whispers of Waitaha’ pg. 85].
Pou ~ Waitaha Tono Rangimarie ~
Waitaha the Peace Seekers
Rakau Jarrah,Rakau Pine,pani,metara,paua,parau,pounamu
290 cm x 100 cm
Pou o Rongo Marae Roa
wood kowhai,metal,paint,paua,fibre Ti kouka,
-3mtrs x 1.6m,
Nga Kuri a Wharei * The Four Dog Jewels -