Before European contact, Pacific islanders made stick charts to map the locations of islands, ocean swell patterns and currents. These navigational tools were personal. The meaning of each map was a secret known only to the navigator who made the chart. These images were inspired by stick charts and designed by the artist. They were printed using polymer plates on an etching press.
RiTUAL. A ceremonial act ~ Rites used in the course of worship ~ The performance of ceremonial acts ~ The prescribed form of conducting the ceremony ~ A method of procedure that is followed without variation ~ performance with gestures, words, and objects, often in a sequestered place.
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