Kapkaps from the Mysterious Isles of Melanesia (2015) I, II, III, IV, 2015
Porcelain, stoneware, copper and gold lustre
Dimensions variable approximately 15 x 15 cm
Hand-carved, shallow relief porcelain disks, with gold lustre and copper glazes mimicking the customary clamshell and tortoiseshell inlay. With these shimmering porcelain, copper and gold lustre kapkaps, Havini materialises the inaccessible sacred treasures of her Hakö and broader North Solomon's peoples held in museums, their cultural memory restored in a vintage cabinet.
© Taloi Havini 2015