Skip to main content

Day 101.

The "unveiling" tradition is an unnecessary custom. A few of my aunties didn't like the idea that I was having it early and went on about how Papatuanuku (Mother Earth) needed at least a year to receive his body back into hers .. blah blah blah, Kia Ora.

I mentioned last week that it was classy, elegant and it just suits the man it's for. I love it and the extra touch at the bottom will be much appreciated by a community that genuinely miss him as an artist, as a mentor and as a friend.

I was scheduled to have it on Friday, my birthday, but it became something it wasn't and I decided lastnight I was just going to head to the cemetery today and do it myself. Just me, Tyler and Hubba. Olly and Michelle joined us too in the end. I'm going to get funny looks all week because of it, but .. my decision, my business.

I have to take the time to thank NewTek, especially Rob Powers, (producers of Lightwave 3D), who have, over the years, recognized Larry for his full worth as a 3D Artist and teacher. Thank you for allowing me to use the logo on his stone because it so represents a career he loved, but more than that, I'm sincerely appreciative of the gift that was the stone itself.


Rick Dolishny said…
That's just amazing. All the best from a Lightwave user in Canada.

Popular posts from this blog

Super Moon, Te Mata and Ariel.

Last nights Super Moon. Te Mata Peak. Safe to say, Hubbalush loves her Ariel. She's my favorite big sister Mum. (Shame Tyler, Shai, Nessa and Rome) Goodnight Hawkes Bay. Earthquake: I felt it. I got my child up and ran outside onto my concrete porch where I thought it would be safest. The Seismologist on the news the next day said running outside is not a good idea in the event of an Earthquake. Now I know for next time. Hawkes Bay didn't feel the effects of it like Southland did .. and is continuing to do. Over 1000 aftershocks since it all began. Tyler is stuck on the South Island and finishing out their tour, much to my dismay. It's a disaster zone in parts down there and although she's on the skirts of the danger zones, you'd think it professional AND safe to cancel the tour and bring the troop home .. but no. Some stupid doesn't think so. Goodnight.

Kawe Mate.

Recently an Aunty of mine, who is staunch in her Maori culture, talked to me about the protocol of Kawe Mate. Kawe Mate is a custom during the maori process of death that involves taking the deceased memory back to where they were well known or considered home. It's a custom that is basically a gesture of love to family members who weren't able to attend the tangi. My family never practised it at all and I don't think it's necessary to start. I carry his memory in my heart, as does his Mom, that's all that matters. Happy Mothers Day!