digital art inspired by the Maori new year Matariki, and star cluster, also a dedication to the beauty that is our Maori wahine. I wanted to give the artwork a celestial feel, not like gods, but apart of the stars and systems, a synergy within. giving you that sense of scope and scale http://www.onesian.com
The mini dress is handcrafted out of recycled materials: the white fabric had a former life as a 100% cotton bedsheet. The design was inspired by traditional Maori facial tattoos, sacred designs that are unique to each person. Every new Maori-inspired design that Rachel creates is altered so no two are identical.
At a Glance – David K. Shields shares his work for a recent Te Rongo Kirkwood exhibition, a Maori art project showing the stages of life. Model Courtney Rutledge (N Model New Zealand) represents youth in traditional clothing styled by Kirkwood.