Bruce Treloar
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 150 cm
Relative Size: Tivaevae
Relative size

An impressive large scale work from the studio of New Zealand artist, Bruce Treloar comprise his latest series, Reflections of Rarotonga. The painting is a visual collation of the artist's thoughts and memories of extensive travels throughout the Pacific. The works depicts the unique island art-form of creating treasured hand-sewn quilts or tivaevae. This particular art-form flourishes in the Cook Islands and has become a dominant expression of light-love-life within the family and broader community. It may have been introduced some time after 1827 when the first European missionaries arrived.