John Pule

The Pulenoa Triptych

The Pulenoa Triptych by John Pule

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‘I wanted to express my concerns at the way countries like America and France test their nuclear powers and Star Wars programme using the ocean in our back yard as the site.’

John Pule

This painting targets individuals and groups who invade other people’s homeland and destroy homes through means of violence, deceit and lies. Like the historical hiapo (paper mulbery cloth) of Niue, this painting utilises the idea of interlocking grids to reflect diverse narratives. (Te Moananui a Kiwa, 2005)

The Pulenoa Triptych
John Pule
Production date
oil on canvas
2190 x 5430 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1998
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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