tane mahuta and the tui linocut

tane mahuta & the tui

In the Maori creation tradition, the children of sky father Ranginui and earth mother Papatuanuku were trapped between their embracing parents. They longed for light, so one of them, Tane Mahuta, pushed his parents apart, creating the sky and the earth. The largest kauri tree (agathis australis) in New Zealand is Tane Mahuta, 2,000 years…

london transport woodcut

london transport

Transportation of convicts from London to Australia provided a solution to prison overcrowding and established a British colony. This had a devastating effect on the life of indigenous Australians.  The woodcut draws on the style and iconography of Australian artists to depict the departure point for transports. The Thames snakes from Tower Bridge in the…

ride a cock horse linocut

ride a cock horse

Ride a cock horse to Banbury Cross to see a fine lady upon a white horse. With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, she shall have music wherever she goes. The origin and meaning of the rhyme is uncertain. One theory relates it to a pagan spring fertility ritual, in which a…

Gavrinis linocut

gavrinis

The corridor and central chamber of the Neolithic cairn at Gavrinis are magnificently carved.  The meaning of the carvings and the purpose of the structure is unclear. One theory is that it was a temple dedicated to the Earth Mother. Linocut Image size 15cmx20cm Edition:16

Aotearoa linocut

aotearoa

Papatuanuku, with moko, tiki and tuatara. In one version of the Maori creation tradition, life was created by earth mother Papatuanuku and sky father Ranginui. Linocut Image size 15cmx20cm Edition: 30

rome

An icon is a type of religious artwork used to inspire meditation or worship, particularly in Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Christian religions. The icon is generally a painting of a venerated person or object such as Jesus, Mary, saints, angels, or the cross. This one is a Roman Catholic favourite: Mary, mother of Jesus Christ.…