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One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
Yuri Terenyi currently resides in a small settlement outside of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand.
Yuri is a versatile artist who has mastered his craft in bone and wood carvings, as well as being an accomplished musician, and specializes in intricate designs with strong traditional style and stunning detail.
As a musician he has a great love for music and the use of traditional instruments, which he carves himself. Each piece is hand crafted and then tuned and tested so they are beautiful as well as real working instruments capable of amazing sound in the right hands.
Yuri is continually pursuing new methods and materials to create both very traditional and highly contemporary art pieces. His mixed heritage also inspires him to create very unique miniature sculptures and wearable art which illustrates the connection and blending of the many cultures he has encountered in his studies and travels.
Hei-Matau represents prosperity, abundance and fertility. The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life. They are worn to protect travelers over water, and are also symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori people. They were used practically as a tool for fishing and often decorated as a sign of respect for sea creatures.
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