or crochet your own neon whare
A Virtual Theology Chat 20 July 2023 with Lissy and Rudi Robinson Cole
Through the magic of the crochet hook, two artists have infused and connected whakapapa (geneaology), wairua (spirit) and experiences as Māori and Pākehā into their unique mahi toi (art works).
Artists Lissy Robinson-Cole (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Kahu) and Rudi Robinson (Ngāti Paoa, Ngaruahine, Ngāti Makirangi, Ngāti Tu) have been using their creative energies to explore mātauranga Māori and their personal whakapapa through crocheted sculptural forms over the past eight years.
Their mahi brings together bright, neon colours and traditional toi whakairo shapes to offer a new way of understanding the importance of joy and aroha within te aō Māori.
See their app, ‘Wharenui Harikoa’, which you can search for on your phone or device.
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