Niki Hastings-McFall

Samoa/New Zealand
Born 1959

The Lord said to Moses: Why criest thou to me? Speak to the children of Israel to go forward. But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch forth thy hand over the sea, and divide it: that the children of Israel may go through the midst of the sea on dry ground. Exodus: Chapter 14, verses 15 and 16.

Influenced by contemporary road-sign patterns, materials and 21st century navigational symbols which guide us now, and referencing navigational signs of pre-colonial Pacific migrations; this is a version of the Polynesian weaving pattern Aramoana (pathway to the sea).



耶和華對摩西說:你為甚麼向我哀求呢?你吩咐以色列子民往前走。你舉手向海伸杖,把水分開。以色列子民要下海中走乾地。出埃及記 14: 15-16 (譯註:聖經譯文參考:


Niki Hastings-McFall

Red Moana 2006-2007
Diamond grade reflective roadsign; vinyl on clear acrylic
60 x 60 x 0.4 cm x 28
Collection of the artist
Courtesy of Judith Anderson Gallery, Napier

Niki Hastings-McFall's sculpture makes an instantaneous reference to the famed Polynesian pattern known as Aramoana, or pathway to the sea. Like an abstract sign of waves in rapid movement, the design conjures up notions of huge voyages across expansive oceans.

The artist's use of scale and colour to convey the presence of anticipation as well as risk is immediately apparent. She evokes the pleasures and dangers of extensive oceanic voyages.

紅海 2006-2007
60 x 60 x 0.4 cm x 28
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