Renowned artists Lyonel Grant (of Te Arawa), Bernard Makoare (of Te Rarawa and Ngati Whatua) and Manos Nathan (of Te Roroa, Ngati Whatua and Nga Puhi) created over a dozen artworks for Te Wao Nui at Auckland Zoo. Kathrin and her camera visited the artists several times at their Matatina marae workshop in Waipoua Forest where most of the sculptures were created to capture and document the extraordinary talent, atmosphere and journey of the artworks.
– E ngā rangatira, kia ora koutou mō tōu koutou aroha, tōu koutou āwhina kia au, he tino whakairo. Mā te Atua koe e manaaki. Ka mihi, ka mihi, ka mihi –