Whakaora Whale

The Details

Name - Whakaora Whale

Location - Cafe Hanoi

Created By - Greer Clayton

Sponsor - Cafe Hanoi

Design Inspiration

In Māori Whakaora means to save and restore. I want the whale to have the feel of the landscape to be connected by colour and form, dark to light, ocean to sky. The use of textured paint to echo the rocky murky underwater merging to the surface with a metallic shimmer on the tail tip inspired by the golden sun and sparkling water of a new day in Hauraki. Our Bryde’s whales need our continued protection to be safe and visible.

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