Made from 595 iridescent crystals, Reuben Paterson’s (Ngāti Rangitihi, Ngāi Tūhoe, Tūhourangi) Guide Kaiārahi is a ten-metre-high waka rising vertically from the Auckland Art Gallery’s forecourt pool.
Commissioned by Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Edmiston Trust, the sculpture navigates a spectacular journey from Papatūānuku into the embrace of Ranginui to cast a galaxy of stars over the pool.
Guide Kaiārahi is on display at the Auckland Art Gallery until December 2024.
Image courtesy of Hamish Melville.
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