Sopolemalama Filipe Tohi is a tufunga lalava, an expert in the Tongan art of binding with coconut sennit. He frequently uses lashing patterns in his sculpture.
Aotea (White Cloud) combines multiple atmospheric, nautical and geographical associations. It reflects wave patterns, Auckland's volcanic hills, wind and fishing nets. Tohi describes it also as being 'a metaphor for many islands'.
Aotea was commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki as part of the exhibition Home AKL.
- Curated by
- Ron Brownson
- Forecourt pool
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