Auckland-based artist, Te Rongo Kirkwood (Waikato, Taranaki, Te Wai-o-Hua, Te Kawerau, Ngāi Tai ki Tamaki) works with fused glass, textile, and other media to create objects that blur the lines between sculpture, craft, and personal adornment. Kirkwood combines glass with more traditional fibres and each glass element features its own language of symbol and pattern. Kirkwood draws upon her Māori and Scots heritage, and the natural world and celestial themes for creative inspiration; her use of natural materials and kiln-formed glass fuses multiple artistic traditions and techniques.
Large raranga bowl with transparent grey and red cross weaving detail. Fused/Slumped and Cold worked glass.
Dimensions: 555mm diameter x 95mm deep.