by Erika Pearce

Napier, NZ – March 2017


Finding This Mural

This artwork was painted on Sustainable Coastlines mobile shipping container a.k.a. the Education Station.

Story Behind This Mural


Erika painted this stunning artwork on Sustainable Coastline’s mobile Education Centre which travels across the country to educate the young and old on the impacts of plastics on our environment.

Artist Statement

This painting was inspired by the story of Maui fishing up the North Island, bringing up Tangaroa's home and the meeting of the people of the land and sea. My idea came together while listening to stories at the welcome Powhiri last week. I photographed Jenny Winipere Apatu-Mauger and Hinewai Hawaikirangi, two local women I met at the Pa, who are deeply passionate about their culture and the environment. Such an honour to paint you!