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Interview with Maori Carver (with Photos of his Work)
Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1543
From: London
Posted: 2005-08-09 09:40 am   Permalink

While in Christchurch, New Zealand this past January, Tiki Emi and I had the good fortune of meeting and chatting with traditional Maori carver, Eruera Ropiha. The only things more impressive than his carvings were his thoughtful explanations of his work. Once back from our NZ adventure, his art lingered in our minds. Thus, we contacted him and arranged the following interview via email for our inaugural issue of Travel Diary.

This interview (along with the entire contents of our Travel Diary Number 1) is available for free at our website, WePlanYourTrip.com. Just click on the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page to access the file (in both image rich and text only versions):

http://www.weplanyourtrip.com/TravelDiary.html

A sample of his work (more and bigger images of Eruera’s work are featured in the Travel Diary interview):





Enjoy,
Tiki Chris


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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-08-11 06:43 am   Permalink

Cool. Love the maori carving. Checking it out now

 
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Tiki Chris
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From: London
Posted: 2005-08-12 06:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-08-11 06:43, hewey wrote:
Cool. Love the maori carving. Checking it out now



Hey thanks hewey! Tiki Emi took the photos. You can see more of her work here:

http://www.weplanyourtrip.com/PictureGallery.html

(a couple of photos might be mine).

I hope you enjoyed the interview.

Cheers,
Tiki Chris


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Tiki Chris
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1543
From: London
Posted: 2006-09-23 07:36 am   Permalink

Aloha,

I just wanted to let any interested folks know that my interview with Eruera Ropiha is now available for viewing on the Tiki Chris blog:

http://tikichris.blogspot.com/2006/09/artist-profile-eruera-ropiha.html

Enjoy,
Chris


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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-23 10:04 am   Permalink

Nice piece, Chris!

 
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-23 1:31 pm   Permalink

I think I may have met this guy several years ago (if) when he was living on the Coast. It sure looks like the same work.

 
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