Para Matchitt

The Carver III

The Carver III by Para Matchitt

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This vibrant painting captures the moment when a carver is about to strike his chisel with his mallet to remove a chip of wood from a larger-than-life form. The impending chisel cut is hidden from view allowing the carver to face the moment in private. A huddle of onlookers bear witness to the event and one can imagine them seemingly holding time still… yet bestowing mana onto the transformation and future of contemporary Māori art.

Title
The Carver III
Artist/creator
Production date
1964
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
820 x 990 x 55 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2007
Accession no
2007/27
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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