Simon Te Wheoro
Through a teardrop shaped sculpture, Simon speaks about racism, suppression and equality.
Using Takaka marble sourced from a demolished part of Wellington’s Parliament building, Simon has crafted his interpretation of a twisted teardrop. The twisted form expresses the notion of unity; all races being victim of racism in one form or other.
Simon Te Wheoro (Ngati Mahanga, Ngati Te Wehi, Te Aupouri) is a Māori visual artist who uses contemporary design within a traditional context.
Simon works within a variety of mediums including paint, Ta Moko (Māori tattoo), and wood and stone sculpture.