The Navigator — Jade Breastplate

Stephen Gwaliasi
  • A breastplate made from a green stone disc and a four-pronged, carved black stone on top. They are attached by a braided linen cord, and mounted inside of a textured black frame with a black woven mat.
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Born in the Solomon Islands, Steven Gwaliasi has lived in New Zealand for over 20 years. He is influenced by both his heritage and the landscapes of New Zealand’s west coast. His artwork traverses the mediums of sculpture and jewelry making, utilizing New Zealand gemstones such as pounamu (jade). He has participated in many sculpture symposiums, and now teaches at local educational institutions and runs carving workshops from his studio. His works often include Solomon Island and Melanesian motifs, including the frigate bird, ancestors and voyagers. Steven’s jewelry has been widely exhibited in New Zealand and his works can be found in private and public collections worldwide.

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A breastplate made from a green stone disc and a four-pronged, carved black stone on top. They are attached by a braided linen cord, and mounted inside of a textured black frame with a black woven mat.