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Whakakitenga Revelation

Fiona Pardington
April 15 - May 17, 2003

Fiona Pardington would like to thank Murray Thacker for his kind permission to photograph taonga in the collection of the Okains Bay Museum.

Selected works

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1.1. "He huia tu rae"
a huia plume on my brow (horizontal)
a poet would have described a fallen chief thus, in a lament.
silver gelatin print 1/3. 2002.

3. Hei tiki (Ngai Tahu)
in human bone
silver gelatin print 1/3. 2002.
2. "Te huia kai-manawa"
the huia who consumes my heart (vertical)
in love songs, a sweetheart was described thus.
silver gelatin print 1/3. 2002.
4. "Marakihau"
carved taniwha form (diptych)
silver gelatin print 1/3. 2002.