Upon Reflection ...
A particularly still morning gave me this reflected view of a new art work in one of the ponds in the Palmerston North esplanade gardens. An image of the actual sculpture was not great at this time of day due to buildings in the background and some obscure lighting, but the picture in the pond was almost perfect!
The 5.2-metre-high cast bronze sculpture, called Te Pūatatangi ki Te Ika a Māui or Dawn Chorus on the Fish of Māui was created by celebrated artist Paul Dibble.
After more than a decade in development, it was unveiled and blessed by Rāngitane o Manawatū and stands at the entrance of Wildbase.
Dibble drew inspiration from the legend of Māui fishing up the North Island. The fish's large lips are holding up a piece of land from which a leafy tree stands.
(c) Dominic Scott 2020