Arnold Manaaki Wilson

Hine of the Lake

Hine of the Lake by Arnold Manaaki Wilson

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The power and scale of Arnold Wilson's sculptures represent a subtle combination and respect for cultural heritage and European influence, as expressed in his grasp of Māori and Pākehā treatment of form. ‘If traditional Māori sculpture is to be an inspiration to contemporary artists, it must be re-interpreted and made new.’ Wilson’s personal philosophy is to imbue a Māori life force in his art. Hine of the lake is inspired by his ancestral homeland of Te Urewera and the work presents as a totem or guardian of Lake Waikaremoana.

Hine of the Lake
Production date
Size (h x w)
1600 x 355 x 255 mm
signed 'Manaaki Wilson', dated Remake 1976 and inscribed Hine of the Lake and Monday March 05 in ink underside
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, The Ilene and Laurence Dakin Bequest, purchased 2017
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New Zealand Art
Display status
On display

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