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Birds From the Bay of Plenty

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Rex Homan

Sculptor Rex Homan is an interesting guy. Born in New Zealand in 1940, Horman grew up in Auckland, then moved to the Bay of Plenty, an area known for its Māori villages. Horman himself is of Māori, Irish and Scottish descent, and what really struck me about his art are the strong traces of each of those cultures in his beautiful work.

Homan says his graceful pieces are intended to honor the spirits of the birds he sculpts. He tends to work region by region, so, for example, he’ll focus exclusively on birds from Vancouver before moving on to another location.

Since moving to Broad Channel (which community shares space with a wildlife refuge), Beloved and I have become big fans of birds, so today is extra special for me. Homan’s water birds and birds of prey are especially lovely to me. Here’s one more artist to put on the when-I-win-the-lottery list!

All images property of Rex Homan.

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Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

25 thoughts on “Birds From the Bay of Plenty

  1. Reblogged this on notewords and commented:
    This is for the birds…

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  2. Absolutely exquisite! The fluid lines of the forms really appeal. I love also that the wood is not only a tactile element but contributes strongly to the character of each piece. I kind of NEED those owls and puffins.

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  3. This is not usually my thing , these are amazing though.

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  4. These pieces are amazing. I kept looking to pick out my favorite, but I really already knew that it was the swallow. I just wanted an excuse to view them over and over and finally land with my swallow.

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  5. I was just enjoying the guests at by backyard feeders and now, this – perfect!

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  6. These are amazingly beautiful, wow

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  7. These are amazing.
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen wood look so alive.

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  8. Absolutely fascinating and exquisite work. Indeed, the artist honors the birds that are represented. Superb!

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