Monday, February 23, 2015


Mokomokai are the preserved heads of the Maori, the indigenous people of New Zealand. They became valuable trade items during the Musket Wars of the 19th century. Horatio Gordon Robley was pictured with his large collection. This painting was inspired by that photograph.

1 comment:

Kass said...

I have a paper mache mask of my face, but it would be cool if someone wanted to preserve my whole head.