Local Heart, Global Soul

August 23, 2018

Life And Hope…

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The Old Post Office in Cathedral Square is currently ringed by a fence so that the site and public and respectively be protected whilst repair is carried out.

The fence has been decorated by artist: Marike Uys.

I find an information board that reads: “Life and Hope”,

“Life and hope portrays a city’s regeneration after the devastation of the earthquakes.

Lines represent the continuity of life, whilst the sun and mountains are symbols of consistency in the midst of change.

Reference to Maori tukutuku (lattice work) such as Roimata (tears), Kaokao (strength) and Poutama (stairway) is incorporated in the line work.

Vibrant and strong, this artwork reflects Christchurch looking to the future with hope and expectancy” “Marike Uys is a Christchurch-based designer. Her works spans the fields of architecture, fashion and art. She employs carefully juxtaposed geometries – spare and balanced – strong forms, lively colours. often with a touch of whimsy. Marike holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Victoria University Wellington (2007).”

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

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