Untitled [Maori Land Court Doors]
- Laminated plastic panel (i.e Formica)
- 2 panels, ea. H1440 x W300mm
In addition to the large mural in the foyer of Hauora House, James Turkington completed two push-plates for the entry to the Te Kooti Whenua Maori. Each door carries a Formica panel painted with the image of a mythologic creature derived from Opihi River Rock Shelter art. The form is mirrored to create a symmetrical composition as if the creatures look at each other across the doorway.
The door panels were trimmed by an architect when the Court was refurbished and new doors were installed.