The artist, Tui Hobson, selected only a few symbols to express her message and thoughts to us, both as a community and as individuals. Each element is simplistic yet bold and combine a clear and impressive manner. Mounting the piece with the narrower end at the base and the thicker end facing upwards, adds to its uniqueness.
This pole represents Māori and Pacific cultures and is dedicated to the artist's mother and grandmother who are very strong role models in her life.
The native timber for this Talking Pole was donated by Te Putahitanga O Nga Ara Trust.
|Leith Place Talking Pole Forest
|Mātai, mounted on a concrete base with steel supports bolted to pole
|Definition of Name
|Pacific - Pacific Ocean or its Islands
Memories - The power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms
|Thinking about and reflecting on Pacific Ocean countries or Island cultures.