Introducing He Timatanga Hou exhibiting artist Tim Steel, Tim is an international award winning artist carving in a contemporary-traditional style. He was raised in the coastal town of Pukerua Bay & is of Pakeha and Ngai Tahu descent. From his studio space in Waipawa, Tim creates small sculptures and jewellery from hard stone and specializes in Pounamu and Onewa. His inspiration is derived from taonga/artifacts and aesthetics of urban and natural Aotearoa.
These images are of work Tim currently has on show & available for purchase. His urban Manaia & Pekapeka look at Re imagining the taonga of our Tīpuna to reflect the squareness of modern urban construct & the beautiful tāniko forms are part of a series of work inspired by the tāniko pattern Aronui, the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world.
You can find out more about Tim & his mahi at Tim Steel - Sculpture / Body Adornment or Instagram: @timsteelstone Please email email@example.com for any purchase enquiries or give us a DM
🎥• Removing mefix tape• sometimes the henna will come off clean and not leave any henna on the skin. Other times, you will have little bits of henna left behind. If you paste has more sugar in it, then it will most likely be stuck on your skin and you will need to rub it off with an oil. AVOID WATER!
📷•for larger pieces I like to use mefix tape to keep it on longer. Especially in areas where it is a big more difficult to get a darker stain, like your leg! I'll be posting the video of me removing mefix tape next, so make sure to go watch it! ❤️