Pounamu is the Maori name given to several types of hard, durable and highly valued stone found in southern New Zealand. These rocks are also generically known as "greenstone”.
Here I have represented Pounamu still hidden. I am fascinated with the significance that it takes on when it is found and carved into a taonga (treasure). We are created with a yearning to discover the undiscovered, to uncover mysteries in creation and then weave them into the tapestry of human creativity.
50 x 50cm wet felted New Zealand Merino and Silk fibres with 3-dimensional detail.
Mounted in a 60 x 60cm frame behind archival quality UV protective glass, with acid free mount and mats.