A new longing, Rano Raraku, the quarry, Easter Island.

Long after the original statues and the population decimation caused by slavery and disease, a Rapanui artist came to the quarry and carved this sculpture.

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He used different stone than the original carvers, lava. Notice the skyward gaze…

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and the magnificent, ancient Ahu Tongariki on the shore in the background, all statues gazing inward.

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