Cee’s Oddball Photos: Kaitiaki Manu – Guardians of the Bird

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Good morning from another mild Hastings day.  I am still in a lot of pain.  I managed to get to the doctor who gave me some stronger pain relief and took some blood tests.  My asthma was also causing a bit of concern.  It is hard to sit for any length of time so I can’t do much computer work.  So sorry if I can’t get around to everyone’s blog this morning. But I don’t want to thank you for your best wishes.  They mean a lot to me.

I have managed to find out some information about some local artwork.  Actually when I did a google search of Hastings artwork I found quite a few pieces.

This is for Cee’s challenge over at Cee’s Photography. I don’t want to offend the artist is calling this an oddball.  I would call this unusual.  In that it is so different from different angles.

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This is by a local Maori artist Jacob Scott.  It cost $30,000 and stands outside of the new courthouse which was completed in 2009.

One website gives the symbolism of the black and white as notions of right and wrong, good and evil, darkness and light.  The stars mean hope, and abilities to create, develop and prosper and blossom – the love of our place – Heretaunga.

Or as this website states

A focal point of the courthouse is a new piece of public art commissioned by the Ministry of Justice, a sculpture entitled “Kaitiaki Manu: Guardians of the bird” by local artist Jacob Manu Scott. The two kaitiaki, or guardians, are described as ‘standing steadfast in the maintenance of principles and practices’ and their relationship as requiring dialogue and understanding


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Jacob Scott

Pae Matua

Tairawhiti / Takitimu Art, Design, Architecture

Ngāti Kahungunu + Te Arawa + Ngāti Raukawa

Jacob Scott – Principal of Scott Design, former Director Te Kura Toi o Te Wananga o Aotearoa and founder and Head of EITs Art & Design School, is one of our countries pioneers in contemporary Maori Art and Maori Arts Education. Highly regarded as an architectural designer and artist Jacob led the development, accreditation and establishment of the Maunga Kura Toi Degree – New Zealand’s first degree level programme in whakairo (maori carving) and raranga (maori weaving). As a past member of the whakaruruhau whakairo (national educational development committee for maori carving) and honorary holder of the Toi Iho Mark (mark of authenticity and quality for m?ori artists) – Jacob is frequently called upon to assist with the development, delivery and review of Maori arts programmes throughout the country.



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15 thoughts on “Cee’s Oddball Photos: Kaitiaki Manu – Guardians of the Bird”

  1. I actually LIKE that. Quite a lot. Wouldn’t mind having it on my property. Such an interesting use of color and form.

    Feel better soon. I have so many of the same problems, I feel for you.


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