Ventured from the Secret Island this morning with a school party of unruly natives. I wasn't exactly that inspired by the exhibits at the gallery until I stumbled outside.
Titled Tanifa O Tagaloa it was created by Fatu Feu'u in 2003.
Carved from Australian redgum it is completed with Cook Island black pearl shells. Its an imposing piece standing at 309cm x 103cm x 50cm.