Red Moana 2006-2007
diamond grade reflective roadsign
vinyl on clear acrylic
collection of the artist
courtesy of FHE Galleries
and Judith Anderson Gallery
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 invokes the pleasures and dangers of oceanic voyages.