Ko Maungataniwha te maunga
Ko Hokianga te moana
Ko ngatokimatawhaorua te waka
Ko Ngapuhi te iwi
Ko Kohatuaka, Te Ihu Tai te hapu
Ko Ngapuhi Kaiariki Ngapu Taniwharauhi te marae
John Penman grew up in Hong Kong, studied sculpture in the USA at Rhode Island School of design – majoring in glass, and has been running his own studio in Auckland, New Zealand since 1996 . His work has been exhibited worldwide, and can be found in private as well as in permanent public collections in New Zealand and overseas.