Waqa Vuidreketi combines raw materials--beeswax, tree resin, tapa cloth, and mangrove sap--with oil pastel to reinterpret concepts of indigenous Fijian identity and the organic relationship between Pacific people and their land. He explores the collision of modern and traditional values systems and how young urban Fijians identify. He continues to push the boundaries of his art as an indigenous expression in a constantly changing world.
Contemporary Fijian artist Waqa Vuidreketi employs found and raw materials, including beeswax, tree resin, tapa cloth and mangrove sap, to create mixed-media oil pastels that consider notions of indigenous identity and relationships to place. The museum hosts a free admission craft and story afternoon the last Sunday of the month; visit website for details.