Tīkapa Moana

The Details

Name - Tīkapa Moana

Location - Harbour Bridge Lookout

Created By - ellaquaint | Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāpuhi

Sponsor - Vector Lights

Design Inspiration

Tīkapa Moana / Hauraki Gulf was the inspiration for this Whale Tail. A symbiotic little biome with frolicking kekeno / fur seals, aihe / common dolphin, hihi / manta and our favourite tohora, Bryde’s whale. The 3D form of the whale Tail was something I wished to utilise, and encourage the viewer to wander around and connect with this little world within the tail. I have been fortunate enough to have had experiences either swimming or interacting with all but the Bryde’s whale. To me they signify freedom and a great joy of life.

Whale Tales 2022 Art Trail