Koru Tahi means "First Frond" in Te Reo Maori, the first language of New Zealand. Koru can mean "fold, loop, coil or curled shoot" and tahi means "one, first".
"Koru Tahi" is the first work in a series called "Fronds". It is followed by "Koru Rua" and "Koru Toru".
The work is a collage of macro photography of textures. They are divided by a line that was hand drawn in marker on paper and then digitised and distorted. The hues have been severely altered. Noise was added. Some blurring and cloning was required.
I once heard that the first and primary unit of Maori carving and of our mathematics is the curve, or the koru. This is a completely different system of thought to that which relies on the straight line. That was my main inspiration for "Fronds".
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