Hauora - Spirit of Life
The simple often belies a bewildering complexity. So it is for this carving, for it depicts the essential elements of all creation. The physical “half” or Ira Tangata, is represented by the carving itself. The balancing Spirtual “half” or Ira Atua, is depicted by the cut out, which is the essence of the design. This is also found in the smooth and textured design areas.