"My practice of weaving in copper and silver originated from an interest in the form and pattern of raranga whakairo.
Combined with my formal training as a jeweller, my work continually evolves primarily incorporating these two art forms.
This current collection of work features pairs of objects - some exhibiting only subtle shifts from their counterparts.
With this new work I wanted to make two pieces at the same time, using the same material, scale and form, but creating each piece with their own subtle differences via the use of pattern. "
Matthew McIntyre-Wilson, May 2012
Armbands 2012 $1,300 each
Materials: copper, fine silver
Diameter 7.5cm, width 6.5cm
"Kete" 2012 $850 each
Materials: copper & fine silver
Width 5cm, height 5cm
"Whetu Raranga" Brooches 2012 $900 each
Materials: copper, fine silver & oxidised sterling silver
"Whetu" Brooches 2012 $800 each
Materials: oxidised fine silver & sterling silver
"Poi Kura" Necklaces 2012 $1,200 each
Materials: copper, fine silver, sterling silver, handmade silk thread, ten cent coin & karoro feathers (Larus dominicanus)
Length 42cm, diameter of feather poi 6cm
"Poi Kura" 2012 Reverse