Sunday, November 27, 2011
Sculpture in the park
I don't know the name of the artist who created this this fine looking piece. It is on display at a new park up in Whangarei. The Heritage Trail and Art Walk is at Hihiaua peninsula down in the town basin, alongside the Hatea river. I guess next time there might be a bit more information available, hope so anyway. I'll take some more photos of the other works too, a bit hard to capture them well with my camera (or is it just my photography skills - or lack of?!).
This sculpture was one of two standing close together, and standing tall too, around 5m high at a guess.
The Maori name Hihiaua apparently means 'fishbait'.
There was a lot of Maori history to read and take in, I definitely need to go back to spend longer there.