Awaken me, for I am free...
ENLIGHTENED SPIRIT is a great example of the two great skills required to produce beautiful jade art - an artistic vision for the stone, and the ability to transfer the vision to a very unforgiving medium. Kerry has brought his considerable skills to this piece and the result is beautiful.
Highlights of this carving:
- The Design - quintessential Kerry Thompson! The soft profile of a face in repose - on one side the full profile is visible, on the other the nose and lips appear as subtle notches. The carved face really is exquisite, a tranquil vision with an imposing aura.
- The craftsmanship - this is a wonderfully executed carving. It flows with a continual movement from the brow through the tail of the koru. It is life affirming and fresh!
- The polish - Kerry has a wonderful polishing technique that he uses on some carvings to promote and define certain parts of the work. This allows a single piece to reveal multiple design features - in this case an internal koru, a carved face, a bold, bright larger koru design and on the back, double koru.
ENLIGHTENED SPIRIT is provided with an adjustable black cord. If you would like a different coloured, or a fixed length cord - please let us know in the comments section at checkout.
The Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.
Take a look at the video and you will appreciate the artistry of this beautiful piece.
DELIVERY WITH EXPRESS COURIER IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.
Also included, our 'Kia ora' cards, which explain the meaning behind the hook and koru designs.
Meaning: Guidance ~ Comfort ~ Protection
Artist: Kerry Thompson
Material: New Zealand Pounamu, Jade
Finish: Matte and Polished
Cord Colour: Black
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 81mm (3.2") long; 47mm (1.8") wide