Aroha Te Moana

by Ren Hardgrave

Napier, NZ – March 2017


Finding This Mural

In Theatre Lane, Emerson Street entrance

132B Tennyson St, Napier South, Napier 4110, New Zealand

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

For my mural, which I titled "AROHA TE MOANA" (love the ocean), I chose to depict the universally recognized character Moana, who connected and protected the wairua (spirit) of the ocean. I placed her in a sea of Maori koru with "love the ocean" spelled out in seven different languages.