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Aotea (Long White Cloud)

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Aotea (Long White Cloud), 2012 Aluminium © Courtesy of the artist & Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Aotea (Long White Cloud)

Corner of Kitchener and Wellesley Streets
1010 Auckland
New Zealand
July 7th, 2012 - June 30th, 2013

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DESCRIPTION

Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi is a tufuga lalava, an expert in the Tongan art of binding with coconut sennit. He frequently uses lashing patterns in his sculpture.

Aotea (Long White Cloud) combines multiple atmospheric, nautical and geographical associations. It reflects wave patterns, Auckland's volcanic hills, wind and fishing nets. Tohi describes it also as being 'a metaphor for many islands'.