* 1978 in Puama‘u on the island of Hiva‘oa, Te Fenua ‘Enata (Marquesas Islands), French Polynesia
lives and works in Nahoe, Hiva‘oa, French Polynesia
Since his childhood, inspired by his grandfather, sculptor from Puama‘u, Maheatete Teu‘utapu wanted to become a sculptor. Through his works he expresses himself as one of the successors of his ancestors, the legendary sculptors of Puama‘u, creators of Taka‘i‘i, the biggest and most famous Tiki of Polynesia.
Photo © Maheatete Huhina