Maioha Kara



Drawing from narratives within Te Ao Māori, my artworks respond to the connections between Maramataka, the Māori lunar calendar; constellations and star clusters; and their significance both to us and our natural environment.
Working with these concepts, I draw patterns on wood using a plunge router, creating shallow indentations within the wood, adding a sculptural dimension to the otherwise two-dimensional work. I fill these patterns with glitter as a playful nod to my research around Te Whānau Mārama, while acknowledging and bringing an inexpensive material into a more refined fine art application.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons)

Fine Arts
Title - "_Parāone" _Fijian Kauri, glitter 1200x900mm 
Title - _"Sister Wives" _Pine plywood, glitter 1100x1100mm


Block 2
Level E

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