“RAY” is a collection of pieces inspired by the Batoidea family, examining the spirituality and symbolism of rays and their distinctive features.
Rays are found in tropical coastal and subtropical waters around the world- In Polynesia, the Manta Ray is a symbol of a spirit guardian, representing graceful strength and wisdom. The stingray, due to its ability to hide beneath the sand and lay still, is a symbol of protection. In Aboriginal Gumaji clan of the Yolngu, they had a prominent ancestor called Gawangalkmirri, a mangrove whipray. The ancestor symbolised many positive attributes such as social harmony & peacemaking.
The Ray’s serene nature and physical attributes make it symbolic of direction and resilience. This collection is a celebration of nature, a talisman of strength and a way forward. The collection seeks to encapsulate the spirit needed when faced with incredible obstacles.