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Maori Moko on life size clay masks
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7397
Posted: 2007-01-17 6:45 pm   Permalink

Years ago I wanted to do an art project for the Sacramento Airport. I submitted and was rejected but it was fun anyway. I made 37 life size clay faces and painted them. I said they were passengers past present and future. Anyway the Moko I had on the Maoris always bothered me. I kept doing it over and over.

Benzart said to stop trying to copy designs that have been used and just let the face guide me. So I invented my own MOKO. Here it is, does it work? Wendy

To see the other masks you can go to

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Joined: Jan 24, 2007
Posts: 1
Posted: 2007-01-29 5:30 pm   Permalink

with moko they are meant to have a meaning, they are meant to tell a story about who the person is, who there family are, where they come from, and also there standing in the community (kaea(leader), warrior etc)

as far as i under stand half moko do not mean a thing (thats for competition performing)
if i were you i would sit down and think about who the masks are... are they important people there for get more details, dont worry about what it looks like, just let the story and the feeling of it flow and everything will come out great

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