Filipe Tohi: Journey to the Present: Makahoko Mei Lotokafa

Karen Stevenson

Published by University of the South Pacific Press, 2015
ISBN 10: 9820109337 / ISBN 13: 9789820109339
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100 pp., illustrations, bibliography. Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi has been a practicing artist in New Zealand for more than thirty years. This book provides an insight into both his early years as an artist, as well as his contemporary interpretations of lalava which have brought him international recognition. In an effort to understand lalava, he has deconstructed the patterns ,slowly unravelling the intricate designs before literally turning them inside out. In this process, he is not trying to revive a lost knowledge, but is trying to understand the cultural knowledge hidden in the layers. Tapping a tube covered in red and black string patterns, he says, "For the past fifteen years I have been trying to discover what is in there. The pattern is worked from the inside out, not outside in. We don't know what's hidden in the pattern. I'm fascinated.". Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi has been a practicing artist in New Zealand for more than thirty years. This book provides an insight into both his early years as an artist, as well as his contemporary interpretations of lalava which have brought him international recognition.

In an effort to understand lalava, he has deconstructed the patterns ,slowly unravelling the intricate designs before literally turning them inside out. In this process, he is not trying to revive a lost knowledge, but is trying to understand the cultural knowledge hidden in the layers.

Tapping a tube covered in red and black string patterns, he says, "For the past fifteen years I have been trying to discover what is in there. The pattern is worked from the inside out, not outside in. We don't know what's hidden in the pattern. I'm fascinated."

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Title: Filipe Tohi: Journey to the Present: ...
Publisher: University of the South Pacific Press
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Fine

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