|THE RIVER WAS THE ROAD
1996 Stephen Hall, Auckland
This sculpture was created over three days during the Mural Magic Festival of November, 1996 which celebrated the completion of Katikatis first 20 murals.
Stephen used cimont fondu, a mixture of sand, cement and other ingredients which sets quickly and is carved as soon as it hardens sufficiently to work on.
The sculpture reflects the cultural past of Katikati using an environmental theme with the river fringed by a nikau palm and reeds to represent our threatened native plants. A pukeko and heron stand for all our native fauna.