Hiapo and Colour (2020) #1
Beam paints* and Togo ink**, Fabriano watercolour paper 300 gms HP50x65cm
*Beam paints: The watercolours used have been created by Anong Beam, who is from M'Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island. Pigments are harvested and created using plastic free processes and is an indigenous run and owned business in Eastern Canada.
**Togo- traditional ink is made from the tuitui candlenut. Processing the hulls and nut these particular works have been made with ink harvested with tuitui from the village of Liku.
'As a Hiapo maker my work is constantly moving between the past and the present by using traditional patterns and materials as a contemporary practitioner. Exploring aesthetics and experiences from time spent in Niue, this body of work is inspired by the colours that mimic the movement of sea life and the deep hues of green found in the protected Huvalu rainforest and other colours drawn from Niue. By laying the patterns and bold motifs upon the coloured surface I am engaging in a new space of light and a spectrum of colours that give another sense of breath and life to my patterns and motifs.' - Cora-Allan Wickliffe
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