koru koru koru

We are inspired by the antennae galaxies and their resemblance to the “koru” the spiral of the fern frond, that is symbolic in Māori tradition for the unfolding of new life, representing renewal and hope for the future. Māori artists carve the koru from pounamu (jade) or whale bone.

antennae

We have used the breathtaking image of
the centre of the antennae galaxies
(Credit: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team).

antennae

 

The wide area view of the colliding galaxies with their long tidal “antennae”.

 

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