About Our Taa Moko Artist
Nigel Hamahona (b.1968) is a Maori artist from the Ngati Kahungunu tribe who trained under master carver Dr. Paki Harrison and graduated with a degree in whakairo -- Maori carving. Hamahona is a carver of wood in both traditional and contemporary specialties, working full time on carving projects and commissions in New Zealand and the United States. Hamahona writes, As a custodian of the art I have a responsibility and an obligation to up hold the Mana (prestige) of Whakairo (Maori art). This is my way of life; it’s more than just an art form, for it encapsulates the very essence of my culture; a culture that must now take its place in the sun. Uniting people through a common understanding of beauty.
Our Taa Moko artist is scheduled to arrive in May 2015. To make an appointment, Contact Us.