Ili Fulumoa in natural earth tones, Ili Fulumoa, stylish, eye catching and one of a kind.handcrafted in Samoa using laupola Handcrafted in Samoa using all natural(pandanus leaves), laufai (banana leaves), materials, laufala (pandanus leaves) andfulumoa on the edges, and Siapo feathers of the moa (chicken).(mulberry bark and natural dyes). Both sides of the ili as shown are identical.
Lonnie Hutchinson• Lonnie Hutchinson is a multi-media artist who has exhibited extensively throughout Australasia and in exhibitions internationally. Her output, which is informed by her Ngāi Tahu and Samoan heritage, regularly pays homage to Pacific women and their traditional arts.• Working across media including sculpture, painting, screen-printing and performance art, Hutchinsons work is most recognizable for its signature cut-out style.
Fatu Feuu FATU FEUU Orongo 1992FATU FEUU Viiga poula: Adoration of Fertility Ritual by Night 2001 Woodblock on barkcloth, laid on paper, 596 x 490 mm.Woodcut, 559 x 1212 mm. (Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki) (Collection of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki)
FATU FEUU Tamilo I Moana 2004 Matau, 1988woodcut, 760 x 1070 mm.
koru designSome sources say that the curving stalkwith its bulb shape resembles the korufern.The koru may also resemble a curlingwave as it crashes against the seashore.
The koru shape as an art form/motif/shape has been used by Maori artists for manygenerations. It is the most common design element found in kowhaiwhai patterns. Kowhaiwhai paintings decorate the ceilings of ancestral houses (whare whakairo) orthe walls and ceilings of whare kai (dining halls).
Gordon Walters Gordon Walters, Tamaki 1983 Screen printGordon Walters investigated the use of the koru motif in his art work. He was interested in the repetitionof the koru motif in Maori art and changed the motif from a curvilinear form to a strictly geometric shape.Walters has focused on black and white koru with• Straight lines• A rounded bulb shape.
Sandy Adsett Awhiowhio - Whirlwind Kahurangi, Te Papa Store Acrylic on hardboard Sandy Adsett has explored koru motifs in his art work. He appreciated their simplicity and freedom to ‘push the patterns to their limits’. From his red, black and white palette Adsett explored other colour arrangements. Notice how he placed the koru motifs in grid boxes and repeated reversed and rotated them.
Task• Divide your A3 page into 4 sections.• Pick one work by Virginia King, Lonnie Hutchinson and one other artist and redraw it, using either pencil, pen, or indian ink.• Using the ideas from the artist models construct your own pattern and draw it in the last square.• Cut your shape out from cardboard. Class combines their patterns together and hangs them from the ceiling.