Created on December 11, 2023
276 Maunganui Road, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

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Created for the 2020 Street Print Mauao Festival

1. Tell us about your mural.

This one is inspired by the movie Moana. I wanted do something related to the island. The face is Jah’s daughter (the organiser). She’s holding a gem which is the gem of life. On the blue layer I’m going to paint everything living, the creatures, like this penguin here. And then I’m going to add a second layer on top which is going to be the skeletons. The gem is giving life; without the gem, there is no life, basically.

2. Why do you think it’s important to have art in public places?

I think having art in public spaces gives everyone the opportunity to see art without having to go to a museum and pay an entrance fee. You just have it here and you can bump into it by accident – that’s what I like about it. You can just go for a walk and be in a parking lot, and boom – you see this wall.

Information from https://creativebop.org.nz/2020/01/street-prints-2020-artist-interviews/

Note this incredible piece replaces the equally impressive Charles and Janine Williams mural.

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Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

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Camera usedSamsung SM-G991B
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CountryNew Zealand