Stencil artist Component completes his massive multicultural mural


The entrance to Auckland’s Cider Building is now graced with a 5.4 metre high 3 layered stencil mural by street artist Component. Influenced by the sublime velvet paintings of Edgar Leeteg and in particular his student Charles McPhee, photographer Rakai Karaitiana, Component and iThink collaborated together on production.

Rakai’s daughter Haromi was the chosen muse and photographed prior to Component translating her image into a stencil masterpiece. The artist’s intention to enrich the site, also succeeds in beautifully representing the people, cultures and history of Auckland’s Grey Lynn.