Bougainville Totems Autonomous: Naboin, Nakas, Nakaripa, Natasi is a shield series of designs that include traditional elements of red, black and white. This is a contemporary investigation into the symmetrical language of clan designs and totems on the body and shields of north Buka. Stoneware, acrylic, steel, 2003-06.

Acquisitive Award, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU Collection, 2004.


© Taloi Havini 2015