Easter Island statue Texel
The Dreamer of Rapa Nui
Texel - The Dreamer of Rapa Nui is a genuine Easter Island statue and is located at 'Rapa Nui' island Texel. The impressive statue faces the Pacific Ocean, 13.000 kilometers further, where the Dutchman Jacob Roggeveen discovered the island for the Western world on Easter Day of 1722.
Easter Day of 1722A few days after the discovery of the remote island in the Pacific Ocean, the crew members of the Dutch Explorer Jacob Roggeveen landed on Easter Island. Unfortunately, the islanders' enthusiasm was interpreted as hostile, after which a shooting ended in the death of at least ten residents. Things were friendlier in the 1990s when the Texel painter Niek Welboren made a dream trip to the distant island.
During a return visit to Texel, sculptor Bene Aukara Tuki Pate made a real Moai on Texel in just two months. The statue is carved from a 6000 kg block of tuff-rock from the German Eifel.