This custom white rope harness by artist James Waititi draws on their traditional Maori knot tying skills. As unique body adornment, this statement piece ties together narratives of the past, present and the future.
Born 24.08.1990 (Opotiki)
Maori (Te Whanau a Apanui, Te Rarawa, Ngapuhi)
with French Canadian, English, Scottish, American, Norwegian descent.
With an obsession with ancient Maori stories, James is developing an understanding of a time when narratives of humankind were believed to have lived alongside the gods.
James was introduced to these stories through paintings, carvings, weaving and literature at a very young age and continues to find modern methods of storytelling to share this understanding with others; be it through regalia, performance, sound and digital media.
64 Rosebank Rd