- Museum number
Object: The stars and the Frigate Bird
Series: Nga Tohunga Waka (The Navigators)
Drawing of a canoe with a white sail, above is the design of a large bird and several stars. It refers to the spiritual guardians of Polynesian navigators that may sometimes be stars or even birds. In this case the cloak has become a frigate bird. From Nga Tohunga Waka - The Navigator Series. 1993.
- Production date
Height: 57 centimetres
Width: 77 centimetres
- Curator's comments
One of a series of thirteen drawings and two lithographs, most of which was purchased from the artist.
In the artist's own words: The various symbols within each picture do not necessarily relate to specific events or people but rather in a general way to their essence and presence. Even the specific shapes and places are abstracted enough to allow you to make your own connections with them. The ideas you take from the drawings are your own.
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by Dorota Starzecka on behalf of the department.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: Oc2006-Drg92-For