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Huatoki Plaza

13 days ago   |   By Urban Sketchers Aotearoa

Huatoki Plaza was a retail building that was removed to expose the covered stream beneath it. New Plymouth made a reasonably boring urban space for people to ignore. One day, an artist named Eno put up a paste-up image of a face to try to make it better. It probably did but the city freaked out since it was graffiti and that his secret identity was mild-mannered Mikaere Gardiner. You see, he worked for the city that paid to removed these things. While that caused some problems, it opened things up. People really liked the stuff he did around town and in the end, was asked to paint up the...
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