Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

August 16, 2011


Filed under: Art,Kingsland,pou,sculpture — paul @ 7:05 am


This pou guards Entry D of Eden Park.

From the interpretive plaque:

Tūmatauenga, Māori God of war, stands above wielding a taiaha – a traditional combat staff employed in times of conflict. As a dedication to this deity of contest, any arena where battle ensues is bestowed the name Te Marae Ātea a Tūmatauenga – the battle domain of Tūmatauenga.

In today’s context, Eden Park is such a place. A domain of battle where contemporary gladiators clash under the banner of sport with an intensity and ferocity reminiscent of that of the ancestors.

Carved by Boydie Te Nahu, October 2010.



1 Comment

  1. Very creatively made.
    Nice one…

    Cassy from Beginner Free Guitar Lessons

    Comment by Cassy — August 17, 2011 @ 10:55 am

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