This piece reflects to the Tokoroa community the elements in our environment, incorporating designs based on nature. It points up towards the symbolic aspirations of mankind. These are wrapped around the work to represent the central spirit that we build our lives upon. The people of Tokoroa are helpful and caring towards each other and that is easily picked up with a walk through the township where you will get a sense of Good Vibrations'.
The artist of this piece is Adi Tait. She has experience working with visual arts. She has worked with the Auckland City Council helping with community based projects. She has also recently completed a BFA Honours.
|Location||Corner Swanston and Mannering Streets|
|Materials||Mātai, Rope, Stainless Steel and Copper; set on concrete plinth.|
|Definition of Name||Good - that which is right
Vibrations - the process or state of vibrating or being vibrated
|Definition Interpretation||The state of vibrating human energies being of a positive or right nature/state.|
The Mātai log was donated by Te Putahitanga O Nga Ara Trust, Waipohutu. Mātai heartwood can be a yellowish colour when cut fresh, although it darkens to a dark reddish brown when exposed to sunlight.
Mātai timber could be confused with Rimu on first look, but Mātai wood tends to have more pronounced growth rings. Mātai is also strong smelling when first cut. Mātai can be found extensively throughout lowland forests, with heights of up to 25-30 metres recorded. Older more mature Mātai is a sought after wood as it is one of the highest and finest grades of native species. Mātai is revered for high yields of heartwood timber that is clear and has an attractive finish.