Hanging in there

15 October, 2019
Hanging in there

This piece is part of a body of work I created for "Listening to the Land - An Exploration of Connection to Place" - a pop up exhibition my artist friends Sally Hikaka, Hugh Cargill and myself have created in 2019. All our artworks are the result of questions, discussions and livelong reflections on belonging and what it means to be connected to place.

Hanging in there

Native forest have been burnt down, well balanced ecosystems have been colonised, indigenous traditions have been suppressed.

Yet, there is also fresh growth,

new beginnings,

potential,

hope,

trust

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Charred kareao (Supplejack vine / Ripogonum scandens), hand spun muka & mohair (some of it dyed with harakeke seed pods)

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Check out Sally's blog for more about the origin of "Listening to the Land - An Exploration of Connection to Place" http://www.pirihirajames.com/blog/listening-to-the-land-an-exploration-of-connection-to-place