Tuesday, 3 September 2019
Kaitiaki II by Fred Graham
Nevermind the electric bicycle to the right of this photo, what caught my eye was this large sculpture on the outside of the BNZ Bank in Queen Street, Auckland City.
Named Kaitiaki II (meaning food and protection) by Fred Graham it symbolizes the original foreshore and former waka (canoe) landing area before this place was reclaimed. It sits on the same site as where the Ngati Paoa Iwi kept their canoes.
I think it's quite a clever piece and I like the way it prompts me to research the Maori history of NZ.
Linking up with Our World Tuesday and My Corner of the World.
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