Temehea Tohua located in Nucu Hiva, the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia. This beautiful yet unique island is home to some of the most strangest statues that we have come across in some time. Several statues seem to represent beings that do not appear to be from this world, but what are they really? Artists imagination or something that was seen at a certain period in time at the island?
There are approximately 2,000 inhabitants living on the island, where they work for the government, the community, school system, farming coconuts, fishing, raising cattle, native crafts, and tourism.
At first glance they seem just seem like “big statues” but upon closer inspection, interesting details are revealed; Big eyes, large elongated heads, small bodies/huge bodies, and other several strange looking features that make you wonder what could have inspired the artist to carve such non-human features?