The tiki series started as a long fascination I have with the giant carved stone heads of Easter Island. It was natural to make him a first lady - I imagined her being the Venus of Willendorf, a fertility god statue from the stone age. This series led me to look up inspiration from many different ‘first man’ mythologies and urged me to create not only him but his lady - in my mind, she is equally important.
Each Tiki is made by rolling out clay slabs between canvas leaving the texture as that is a natural part of the process. Basic cylinders are then built from soft clay slabs and individually hand sculpted to life. Due to its handmade nature, each piece will have slight variation.