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Public Works - Aberdeen School

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Aberdeen School, Aberdeen Rd, Dinsdale, Hamilton

Feature Artwork project 2009

The inspiration for this composition has been inspired by the school’s logo.  The artwork’s triangular appearance derives from the logo shape.

The kōhatu (stone) is likened to a mauri (life force) stone which is also synonymous with single stones and standing stone formations found throughout the world.

The three levels of timber construction represents growth from childhood to adulthood.  They also represent the family unit of child, mother and father as well as children, parents and grandparents.

The carvings applied will reflect Māori and celtic carving styles that represent our bicultural foundations, with other carving styles applied reflecting our multicultural evolution.

Height from ground to tip at highest point is 3m.


Aberdeen School - Hamilton



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