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.
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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
Image 705 x 880mm
Frame 835 x 1035mm
linocut on harakeke paper with kahu feather
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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