Te Kaurinui ParataNgati Wai
Ko Manaia te Maunga
Ko Pataua te Awa
Ko Hurumanu te Waka
Ko Paratene te Manu te Marae
Ko Ngatiwai te Iwi
Ko Ngatikorora me Ngatitakapari nga Hapu
Ko Te Kaurinui Robert Parata te ingoa.
Student of the shed since the age of 13/14
Some of my newest work incorporates acrylic paint, which I like to think is an acknowledgment of my upbringing in the kohanga reo ki Onerahi, where I remember fondly how I was given a lot of freedom to paint whenever and however I liked.
To see some of Te Kaurinui’s work, you can find him on Instgram @kauriscarvings