BRETT RANGITAAWA

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"Molten metal has always fascinated me; its behaviour and capability demanding skill and respect to craft. My life's work as a foundryman - engineering and casting works for the design and art industries - enables and inspires my career as a metal artist." Brett Rangitaawa Te Atiawa, Taranaki; Ngati Raukawa, Waikato

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More of Brett's feathers going through the lost wax process ready for his next exhibition

More of Brett's feathers going through the lost wax process ready for his next exhibition

Brett's latest piece - The Spirit of Flight is able to be viewed at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae until the 12 July Thing 1 Thing 2, Spirit, Gallery, Artist, Design, Design Comics, Amen, Artists

Brett's latest piece - The Spirit of Flight is able to be viewed at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae until the 12 July

Brett moulding earlier today

Brett moulding earlier today

Brett sculpting his latest piece . See the finished product at “He Toi Reikorangi” exhibition being held at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae - Opens tomorrow! Metal Workshop, Heavy Metal, Sculpting, Lion Sculpture, Gallery, Artist, Design, Whittling, Heavy Metal Music

Brett sculpting his latest piece .. See the finished product at “He Toi Reikorangi” exhibition being held at Mahara Gallery, Waikanae - Opens tomorrow!

Brett's feathers ready to be sandmoulded

Brett's feathers ready to be sandmoulded

Green patinated Huia Feather .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2015 ..In traditional Māori thought, many birds were seen as chiefly. The feathers of certain birds were used as adornment for high-born people – particularly plumes worn in the hair. Chiefs wore the kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), made from the feathers of the most beautiful birds. Huia feathers were highly prized treasures and were worn by those of high rank .. Enquire to purchase

Green patinated Huia Feather .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2015 ..In traditional Māori thought, many birds were seen as chiefly. The feathers of certain birds were used as adornment for high-born people – particularly plumes worn in the hair. Chiefs wore the kahu huruhuru (feather cloak), made from the feathers of the most beautiful birds. Huia feathers were highly prized treasures and were worn by those of high rank .. Enquire to purchase

Green Patinated Blackbird Feather ..Brett Rangitaawa, 2015..Representing mystics, the blackbird is said to have a hypnotic hold over others. It has strongly been connected with omens and is believed to be able to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity...Druid legends say that the birds of Rhiannan are 3 blackbirds which sit and sing in the World tree of other worlds. Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld Blackbirds, Trance, Clarity, Feathers, Legends, Singing, It Cast, Sleep, Art

Green Patinated Blackbird Feather ..Brett Rangitaawa, 2015..Representing mystics, the blackbird is said to have a hypnotic hold over others. It has strongly been connected with omens and is believed to be able to move between the seen and unseen worlds with clarity...Druid legends say that the birds of Rhiannan are 3 blackbirds which sit and sing in the World tree of other worlds. Their singing puts the listener into a sleep or a trance which enables him or her to travel to the otherworld

Brett checking on his bronzes - Tupua & Whakamanu on foundry crucibles Bronze Sculpture, It Cast, Inspiration, Biblical Inspiration, Inspirational, Inhalation

Brett checking on his bronzes - Tupua & Whakamanu on foundry crucibles

Blackbird Feather - Triple, Blackbird Feather, Huia Feather ..  Patinated Silicon Bronze ..  Brett Rangitaawa, 2014

Blackbird Feather - Triple, Blackbird Feather, Huia Feather .. Patinated Silicon Bronze .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2014

Brett Rangitaawa at Heavy Metal Foundry 2013

Furnace is on for an aluminium pour today!

Make sure you pop into Heavy Metal and have a look at our latest exhibition 'The Foundry Collective' .. We'll be showing a large collection of new metalworks by Heavy Metal founders Jen and Brett, and jewellery by Wellington jewellery artist Moniek Schrijer...This cohesive collection of metalworks has been curated by Courteney Bradley-Fox and merges Brett's finely crafted bronzeworks with Jen's highly polished, industrial objects and Moniek's contemporary jewellery... 1 December til January…

Make sure you pop into Heavy Metal and have a look at our latest exhibition 'The Foundry Collective' .. We'll be showing a large collection of new metalworks by Heavy Metal founders Jen and Brett, and jewellery by Wellington jewellery artist Moniek Schrijer...This cohesive collection of metalworks has been curated by Courteney Bradley-Fox and merges Brett's finely crafted bronzeworks with Jen's highly polished, industrial objects and Moniek's contemporary jewellery... 1 December til January…

Whakamanu, Tupua and Wherowhero Patinated Silicon Bronze Brett Rangitaawa, 2013 Metal Company, Maori Art, Architectural Salvage, Bronze Sculpture, Heavy Metal, Gallery, Artist, Shop, Vintage

Whakamanu, Tupua and Wherowhero Patinated Silicon Bronze Brett Rangitaawa, 2013 | 2014

Small Feathers .. Patinated Bronze ..  Brett Rangitaawa, 2014 Bronze Sculpture, Feathers, Metal, Artist, Crafts, Inspiration, Design, Biblical Inspiration, Metals

Small Feathers .. Patinated Bronze .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2014

Parihaka Prophet II + III .. Patinated Bronze .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2014 Maori Art, Bronze Sculpture, Kiwi, Decor, Decoration, Decorating, Dekoration, Deck, Deco

Parihaka Prophet II + III .. Patinated Bronze .. Brett Rangitaawa, 2014