Sally Hikaka at Vital Transformations Mauri Ora

Cross Pollination Red, Blue & Yellow (2017)

Black cotton fabric, coloured cotton thread, undyed muka

This series of 3 works is an exploration of the intersection of pattern & geometry using two of the most readily available plant fibres in New Zealand.

The muka & cotton used in these works contrast & compliment each other beautifully. They also speak of the commercial versus the traditional processes; the industrial manufacture of cotton in contrast to the sustainable practices of growing, harvesting & making muka by hand.

Spiral Galaxy Blue & Gold, Small Blue Spiral Galaxy 2017

Black cotton fabric, coloured cotton thread, undyed muka
This series of works was designed with the purpose of creating a sense of movement. The resultant form is reminiscent of a spiral galaxy.

Artist Bio

Sally Hikaka

Sally Hikaka


Sally is a fibre artist whose current work combines the traditional crafts of cross stitch, embroidery & raranga to create contemporary art works which reflect her Maori & European ancestry. Her main interest is plant fibres & natural dyes, particularly from New Zealand native plants. Her passion is making muka from the harakeke she grows in her garden.

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