Anthony: "Mountains have played a significant role for the Hmong as sites of conflict, fortress, refuge, sustenance, home and belonging. In this mural, titled Raws Roob (following mountains), the mountains, trees, and built structures of both past and present homes, including the surroundings of Long Cheng, Ban Vinai, Phu Bia, and Cairns' southern suburbs of Mount Sheridan, While Rock, Bentley Park, Edmonton, and the town of Gordonvale are selected, abstracted and recombined into a reimagined landscape of bold lines, colours and forms. Raws Roob represents renewed growth, as home continues to grow and expand even through forced migration and cultural change, as well as continued resilience as new homes are created and embraced along with the nostalgia of what once was." (https://www.vanghoua-anthonyvue.com/rawsroob).
Raws Roob on the wastewater pump station in Gordonvale is part of the Cairns Regional Council PUMPED public art trail program.
Council infrastructure provides an important (often unseen) service to the community providing safe drinking water and hygienic disposal of wastewater. The artworks in this trail aim to enrich and celebrate the buildings and sites they occupy.