The Chapter 1, Moana Nga Manu Series and exhibition brings you research and processes from my eight week ‘Wild Creations’ artist in residence awarded by Creative New Zealand and the Department of Conservation in 2018.
Nostalgically, I always wondered ‘where do the birds go’. This series of paintings and woodcuts captures my first observations drawn from Taiaroa Head and Rakiura, both key to the study of Pelagic birds, existing habitats and historical sites.
Thematically the carved framework featured on the paintings is a metaphor, for the korero and shared knowledge from the Tangata Whenua, DoC staff and scientists I engaged with throughout 2018.
Due to screen variances the colours shown in these images may not be absolutely accurate.