He Karere Atu

Gabrielle Belz, Artist

This is one of the prints in our collection. It was made in 1995. The place where it was made is unknown.
About the Work
He karere atu means a messenger, courier or envoy from or for some distance.

This image separates into two distinct and familiar parts: Papa the earth mother and Rangi the sky father. In this work the earth appears to be twisting in turmoil and the bird form soars overhead, a lonely feather is a symbol or message perhaps about the loss of habitat and threat of ominous environmental issues.
- Bill Milbank 2/6/2008
Measurements
Image 705 x 880mm
Frame 835 x 1035mm
Media
linocut on harakeke paper with kahu feather
Description
Stylised design of a bird with outstretched wings over a landform which is also a figure, below which is a feather. The paper is handmade
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1995
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
06 Nov 1995

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Accession Number:
1996/1/2