Toi Tu Whenua Sculpture

Toi Tu Whenua sculpture, Rotorua, public art

Public Art : Toi Tu Whenua sculpture

Sculptor : © Lewis Gardiner

Description : 5m high brushed aluminium sculpture.

Date Unveiled : 2010

Location : The Toi Tu Whenua sculpture can be found at a rest area near the Tarukenga entryway into Rotorua , New Zealand. Please be careful if you decide to take a photograph as it is on a main road.

Artist Statement : Lewis Gardiner said his work was inspired by the whakatauki (proverb) "whatungarongaro te tangata toi tu te whenua," - "as man disappears from sight, the land remains".

Toi Tu Whenua sculpture, public art, Rotorua

Toi Tu Whenua sculpture, public art, Rotorua

Toi Tu Whenua sculpture, public art, Rotorua

 

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