The curled Ponga (Tree Fern) koru. The koru is the budlike beginning of a fern leaf before it opens. The symbol is prominent in traditional Maori art motifs such as bone and wood carvings, and tattoos (moko).
masterworks gallery Matthew McIntyre-Wilson has studied Art & Design, majoring in jewellery, at both Hawkes Bay Polytechnic and Whitireia Polytechnic. Mathew is of Titahi and Nga Mahanga descent, and is heavily influenced by traditional Maori art.
Visitors and locals alike will be able to take home their very own symbol of Aotearoa mythology with the Maori Angel clay pieces created by Auckland local and contemporary Maori clay artist Carla Ruka.