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Lashing — Lalava (Filipe Tohi)

Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

Lalava --- Fale Pasifika

We have shown sculptures by Filipe Tohi in earlier posts (here and here and here). Filipe, of Tongan origin, is also a master of the traditional Oceanic art of lashing, the lalava. The examples here come from the Fale Pasifika at the University of Auckland, a space that is inspired by traditional meeting houses, but on a larger scale.…

Vakamanu

Vakamanu (Filipe Tohi, 2008)

Vakamanu (Filipe Tohi, 2008)

This bird creature is my favorite sculpture from Filipe Tohi’s exhibition at the Mangere Arts Centre, featured here on Wednesday.

Crafted from (grey) andesite stone, and displayed in soft light on a grey floor, I found it a challenge to get a satisfactory image.…

Hautaha (coming together)

Hautaha (coming together) by Filipe Tohi

Hautaha (coming together) by Filipe Tohi

This tubular steel sculpture is by Filipe Tohi. An Auckland City Public Arts project from 2004, it stands in front of the Onehunga Library.

Deborah White has the following comments on The Big Idea:
“Filipe has constructed a three metre tall sculpture of stacked steel tube titled “Hautaha” (coming together) based on traditional Tongan lalava lashing.…

Koru Land (John Botica)

Koru Land (Detail)

Koru Land (Detail)

John Botica is a specialist in pebble sculptures. This work is in the courtyard of the Mangere Arts Centre — Ngā Tohu o Uenuku. The last picture shows it in context, with a stone sculpture by Filipe Tohi in the foreground.…

Aotea (Long White Cloud)

Aotea (Long White Cloud)

Aotea (Long White Cloud)

With simple aluminium profiles, Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi conjures up a feast for the eyes: as you move closer and move around the sculpture, there is a wonderful illusion of movement, created by the varying perspective, enhanced by the shiny metal and the positioning in the reflective pond outside the gallery.…

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