Hokioi mask carving by John Collins
'Hokioi' ( Haasts Eagle ) mask carved by John Collins. New Zealand Kauri wood, stained in two tones. Inlaid with Paua shell. 1 metre x 265 mm ( width by height ) / 39.5 by 10.5 inches.
John Collins delivers a superb free carved work depicting the legendary Hokioi. Imbued with energy and fluidity, the sculpture connects the world of the living ( our world ), with the world of the now extinct giant bird of prey.