Butterfly Wind Sculpture. Rotorua. New Zealand.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Punga and Paua
S 38° 07.987 E 176° 15.530
60H E 435044 N 5779155
Quick Description: This attractive Wind Sculpture stands in the Government Gardens beside Memorial Drive. It was donated to Rotorua City by the Dutch descendants who had settled here.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 6/26/2013 9:38:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMHDEG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
This beautiful sculpture is propelled by the wind. The wings of the sculpture have been stylized to represent the Polynesian sails in honour of Tangata Whenua. The blue legs symbolize the connection of the people to the land. And the shape of the wings is evocative of a butterfly, an ancient symbol of human endeavour, spirit and hope, common to all.
The Dutch descendants donated this work of art as a token of appreciation for the hospitality received during their years of settlement.
Sculptor: Martin Tissink, 2008.
Title of Piece: Butterfly Wind Sculpture

Artist: Martin Tissink

Material/Media: Steel

Date of Creation or Placement: 2008

Location (specific park, transit center, library, etc.): Memorial Drive, Government Gardens.

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