Created on December 12, 2023
5B Totara Street, Mount Maunganui 3116, New Zealand

Located just off Pheonix Lane on the side wall of 5B Totara Street.

Created for the 2017 Street Prints Mauao Mural Festival

The theme of the festival resonated with Flox: “He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” It is the people, the people, the people.

For Flox the most important people in her world are her kids, Bo and Indi. This piece is very much a representation on them – A portrait of Bo adorned with flying Kotare (Kingfisher) which represent Indi (as this is his middle name).

During Flox’s research into local legends of Mauao (Mt Maunganui) she came across one about the Patupaiarehe – local forest fairies that were thought to have dragged Mauao out to the position in which he sits now. The Patupaiarehe were also thought to be fair skinned with red hair! Another reason she chose to use her son as her muse for this mural.

Hunted by Keren Harris.
Pictures by Keren Harris.

Marker details

Camera usedSamsung SM-G991B
Marker typeartwork
CountryNew Zealand