Wire sculpture done by Leigh Pennebaker. The dress sculptures explore the female form, spirit and gesture without representing actual body parts. Pennebaker uses jagged metal fencing and rebar tie-wire to construct the dresses.
This is a meré, a hand axe that is primarily decorative, ceremonial, and used in haka and dance performances by Maori people in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Historically, it was a weapon. It is sometimes also crafted out of pounamu (jade).