Marcus Hipa is a Niuean artist. Drawing, painting and carving are some of the forms of creating he uses to explore and share insights of Niueans' history and culture. Celebrating their values, traditions and ability to adapt, as well as shedding light on social and political issues affecting Pacific people in the Pacific region, in Aotearoa and internationally, is what he aims for through his art.
For what concerns his work on the truck's public participatory artwork, Hipa stated: "I was impressed by the story of your journey, by the connections you'd made, the joy impressed upon you by the landscape of this beautiful country, Aotearoa. It just felt right to base my piece on you guys".