Born: 1946, Poutasi, Western Samoa
Lives: New Zealand
Fatu Feu’u draws on the motifs and iconography of ancient Polynesian art forms such as carving, siapo (bark cloth), tatau (tattoo) and woven work, translating the symbolism into a modern context. As a Pacific Island artist working in New Zealand he continues to bridge and interweave the Pacific and European cultures, celebrating the stories and traditions of his people.
He works in sculpture, painting and print mediums and is widely exhibited.
"The white fruga or blossom of the scented Frangipani is a symbol of birth and hope" Fatu Feu'u