The sculpture is a Pūkāea, or a traditional trumpet. It was used as a warning device, or a musical instrument. A Pūkāea could be up to seven feet in length, and was known as a Tētere in other areas. A Pūkāea is made by hewing, a way to convert the wood from its round form to a flat surface, pieces are most commonly mātai wood. The wood is split through the middle and both pieces are then hollowed out, forming a hollow tube when placed together. Bark was used to keep the pieces together and a mouth piece was formed using the hewing process. This artist work represents his calling' from Raukawa, this was made just a few days before the Symposium started in 2006.
|Location||Roslin Street children's play area|
|Materials||Mātai, on concrete plinth|
|Definition of Name||Calling - a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation|
|Interpretation Definition||This pole represents a warning device or musical instrument. This warning sound can be seen as a calling' for all to be warned of approaching danger.|