Steve Hikaiti

Controversial contemporary Maori artist Steve Hikaiti is self taught in sketching, painting and carving. Steve is of Ngati Po descent and has recently reconnected with his Iwi and life in mainstream New Zealand after many years on the wrong side of the law. Steve Hikaiti's prints are powerful and dramatic expressions of Maori identity executed with a rare and passionate precision. There are just a handful of prints of the two remaining titles shown, these are the last two titles from his first series of five limited editions. Discovery of New Zealand, New Zealand (the map with bone anchor) and the full colour "Kia Kaha" editions are sold out.