PROFILE

NORIKO OKI

I was born and raised in Japan, have lived in New Zealand since 2013.

I currently works as a bone carver, illustrator and designer.

I like “bone carving” “the texture of the bones” “the beautiful sounds that weave by bones” and “colour of stones, soil and grass etc… in nature”.
My works are a combination of all of these.

I make New Zealand (Maori) traditional designs and original designs. The dyeing technique depends on the colour. Sometimes I use chemical dyes, sometimes use natural things such as plants.