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36 Meadowville Avenue
Christchurch, Canterbury, 8024
New Zealand

+64 27519 0724

Andrew Doughty is a New Zealand based Bone and Stone carver and artist. Each carving is handcrafted with love. His wish is to create carvings that communicate peace and hope.

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125 - Whaiaro kaititiro - Personal Witness

his carving is called Whaiaro kaititiro. This name means personal witness or self inspection. Kaititiro means lookout, spectator, witness, observer, onlooker, viewer, watcher, bystander, eye-witness, inspector, scrutineer,investigator. Whaiaro in this instance means self.

 
 

125 - Whaiaro kaititiro - Personal Witness



Spiritual warrior - strength & wisdom.

This carving is called Whaiaro kaititiro. This name means personal witness or self inspection. Kaititiro means lookout, spectator, witness, observer, onlooker, viewer, watcher, bystander, eye-witness, inspector, scrutineer,investigator. Whaiaro in this instance means self.

By investigating with deep honesty our own minds, we discover that we are responsible for our own happiness and we are ultimately our own witness. Thus we find a mental freedom to choose how we wish to be and what to become.

The eyes are different colours. I use real Pāua in my carvings so each eye can be very unpredictable! The actual condition in real people is called heterochromia.

In this instance it is symbolic of one eye looking out (in to the world and towards others) while one eye is looking within. Inspecting our self, our conscience, our wisdom, our choices, desires, wishes and mind itself.

Out of the mouth at the bottom of the carving if a flow of koru which are symbolic of new life and wisdom. This flows onto the back of the carving and contains six koru (including the one exiting the mouth). They are symbolic of drawing wisdom in through all our senses and pacifying their negative aspects. 

There are also many other levels of meaning contained within this Taonga.

It also comes with an officially signed certificate of authenticity and has been registered in my database of work.

I sincerely hope you enjoy the carving and over time come to fully understand all the various layers of meaning imbued in this creation. I wish you and your family the deepest peace and happiness.

Hei konā rā 
Andrew Doughty

 

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