Title: Pango Whai Repo I Raro Rua (translates Black Eagle Stingray)
Medium: Aluminium Sandcast, Black Contrast Patina
Status: Original, open edition
Dimensions (mm): L. 370 x W. 460 x D. 45 x W. 2Kg’s
Price: $ 3800.00 incl GST
Signed: Tuffery underneath tail +title card
The Stingray series first came to life during the development stages of Nga Kina sculpture at Kumutoto on Wellington Waterfront. Behind the design was a focus to install these hyper-sized kina with the least intervention within the natural harbour environment.
Everyday down there I saw an increasing number of stingrays (and penguins) circuiting Nga Kina and began occupying the space.
It’s taken this long to realise this series from the pages of his drawing book as he’s been away so much with other projects, so they’ve come to life. ‘I raro’ translates to ‘look down’ – a reminder for us all to be conscious of the species who occupy our natural environments.
This work links to the creatures series I’m developed through the 2017 Heavy Metal open Artist in Residence.
Created to be positioned on a table/plinth so one looks down as he did down at Nga Kina however equally will sit perfectly wall mounted.