Notions of equality shift depending on who has a voice at the table. Camellia For Kate is carved in honour of Kate Sheppard, Aotearoa / New Zealand’s most recognised suffragist. In 1893 suffragists sent red and white camellia flowers to those men deciding the fate for or against our voting rights. In 2020 we celebrate 127 years of voting equality in New Zealand. In some parts of our world women are still fighting for this fundamental human right.
45% lead crystal Gaffer Glass, cast glass by lost wax process, hand polished.