The Patterns of Nature
For thousands of years Māori artists have painted, shaped and carved patterns into a rich assortment of art works of all shapes and sizes.
With the introduction of European tools and technology, Māori carvers over a period of time did away with the old traditional green stone carving tools and traded them for the steel chisels.
This would revolutionise Māori carving to what it is today. With the coming of the digital and information age designers are utilising the latest in computer and design software.
The ancient Māori artist have always been fascinated with the natural world. Through the understanding of symbolism and abstract form they depicted nature as movements of rhythmic and cyclic patterns.
These patterns were interpreted as the life force and energy of the universe and were used in whakairo Māori carving, and in Tā Moko traditional Māori tattoo.
This electronic book will introduce the reader to Māori Digital Art by Tiki O’Brien.
Tiki is an artist and designer, and is the founder of www.maori-arts.com Through this book he reveals the mysteries through his extraordinary insights and experience in Māori digital art.