Mural by Chris Finlayson

Richard Bacon, Member 51,546, sent us this photograph of a mural by Chris Finlayson, a New Zealand artist, who completed this work in 1984 at Wakefield Quay, Nelson, New Zealand. Chris Finlayson said of the work, “Whatever I painted there on the edge of land and sea …. would stand as a portal of softer human expression within the context of a hard edged, often unforgiving artificial urban environment.” The building once housed the electricity generating plant providing power to Nelson City. “Aotearoa” at the bottom of the mural is the Maori name for New Zealand, and the most common translation of this is “The Land of the Long White Cloud.”

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