territory - cyanotype

territory

Aoraki/Mount Cook Cyanotype c.14x24cm Varied edition “Before maps, the world was limitless. It was maps that gave it shape and made it seem like territory, like something that could be possessed, not just laid waste and plundered. Maps made places on the edges of the imagination seem graspable and placable.” -abdulrazak gurnah, By the Sea

two big rocks - cyanotype

two big rocks

Aoraki/Mount Cook Cyanotype c.14x24cm Varied edition “For the stone from the top for geologists, the knowledge of the limits of endurance for the doctors, but above all for the spirit of adventure to keep alive the soul of man.” ― george mallory

the moon and the mountain - cyanotype

the moon and the mountain

Aoraki/Mount Cook Cyanotype c.20x20cm Varied edition “For the stone from the top for geologists, the knowledge of the limits of endurance for the doctors, but above all for the spirit of adventure to keep alive the soul of man.” ― george mallory

waitaiki - linocut

waitaiki

This image was inspired by a greenstone (pounamu) tiki I made, with a lot of help from Steve and Aaron, at Bonz’n’Stonz in Hokitika, What I can remember of the origin of pounamu, as told to me by Aaron… The taniwha Poutini captured a beautiful woman named Waitaiki in the North Island.  When Waitaiki’s husband…

the remembering - acrylic on paper

the remembering

The archaeological record is the body of physical evidence of human prehistory and history.  Databases of field notes and photographic images are a crucial repository of knowledge about human civilisations. This image features New Zealand petroglyphs. Acrylic & collage on Fabriano 640gsm paper 28x28cm $150 The life of the dead is placed in the memory…

the weight of memory - mixed media

the weight of memory

The archaeological record is the body of physical evidence of human prehistory and history.  Evidence can easily be destroyed by natural catastrophes or human activity, such as land development, war, tourism or even inexpert archaeological investagtions. Online databases of field notes and photographic images are a crucial repository of knowledge about human civilisations. This image…

the new world has old stories - mixed media

the new world has old stories

Petroglyphs are found in limestone caves and shelters in the South Island of New Zealand.  They are thought to date from the 15th century, New Zealand’s ‘Moa Hunter’ period. Acrylic & collage on Fabriano 640gsm paper 28x28cm $150 To understand and reconnect with our stories, the stories of the ancestors, is to build our identities.…

waimakariri iii - linocut

waimakariri iii

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Linocut Image size: 20×20 cm Edition: 20 $120 No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river…

Sic itur ad astra - screenprint

sic itur ad astra

At 3,724 metres, Aoraki/Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand.  It lies in the Southern Alps, in the Canterbury region. Edmund Hillary no doubt acquired some technical skills on Aoraki/Mount Cook before attempting Everest ….  such is the way to the stars, or immortality. Screenprint 18x18cm Varied edition: 30 $150 It is not…

silver flax linocut

silver flax

The New Zealand plant phormium tenax, called harakeke by Maori and flax by Europeans, presumably because of the common use of harakeke fibre in the manufacture of items such as rope and clothing. Linocut 7x7cm Edition: 20 $40

silver fern linocut

silver fern

The silver fern is widely used as a symbol by New Zealand national sports teams.  In 1991, the NZ Rugby Football Union obtained trade marks for its own fern logo, and sought to include any stylised fern in its application.   This broader application was defeated in the courts.  So here’s my silver fern print…

greywacke

Canterbury’s braided rivers transport shattered greywacke rocks from the Southern Alps over the Canterbury plains to the Pacific Ocean, transforming them into rounded boulders. Acrylic on 640gsm Fabriano paper 28x28cm Varied edition: 4 $150

An angel at my table - cyanotype

an angel at my table

On reading Janet Frame’s autobiography … Cyanotype Varied edition: 5 prints $90 “From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of fact and truths and memories of truths and its direction toward the Third Place, where the starting point…

waimakariri ii - linocut

waimakariri ii

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Linocut Image size: 125x60mm Edition:12

plains ii - linocut

plains

The Canterbury Plains stretch from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, a woven patchwork of neat, rectangular fields and long, straight roads Linocut Image size: 75x125mm Varied edition

tekapo iii

tekapo iii

Lake Tekapo lies at the heart of the South Island of New Zealand, in Mackenzie Country, 700 metres above sea level. Finely ground rock in melted glacial water from the Southern Alps gives Tekapo its vivid turquoise colour. Screenprint 15x15cm Edition: 16 £50

tekapo ii

tekapo ii

Shoreline boulders.  Lake Tekapo lies at the heart of the South Island of New Zealand, in Mackenzie Country, 700 metres above sea level. Finely ground rock in melted glacial water from the Southern Alps gives Tekapo its vivid turquoise colour. Screenprint Image size: 400x165mm Edition:10 £75

tekapo i

tekapo i

Lupins.  Lake Tekapo lies at the heart of the South Island of New Zealand, in Mackenzie Country, 700 metres above sea level.  Finely ground rock in melted glacial water from the Southern Alps gives Tekapo its vivid turquoise colour. Screenprint Image size: 400x165mm Edition:10 £75

waimakariri i linocut

waimakariri i

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Linocut Image size: 75x205mm Edition: 20 $50

marakihau-02 linocut

marakihau ii

The Marakihau is a sea monster in Maori mythology, with a fish-like tail and a hollow forked tongue which can suck in fish, boats & men. This marakihau is shown in Lake Pukaki, in front of Aoraki/Mount Cook Linocut Image size 15x21cm Edition: 8 $90

marakihau-01 linocut

marakihau i

The Marakihau is a sea monster in Maori mythology, with a fish-like tail and a hollow forked tongue which can suck in fish, boats & men. This marakihau is shown in Lake Pukaki, in front of Aoraki/Mount Cook Linocut Image size: 15x21cm Edition: 5 $90

aoraki_pukaki-3 linocut

aoraki-pukaki iii

Aoraki/Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm Edition: 10 $90

aoraki_pukaki-2 linocut

aoraki-pukaki ii

Aoraki/Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm Edition: 10 $90

aoraki_pukaki-01 linocut

aoraki-pukaki i

Aoraki/Mount Cook is New Zealand’s highest mountain. Lake Pukaki is fed by the Tasman River, which has its source in the Tasman and Hooker glaciers.  Finely ground rock particles give the lake its distinctive blue colour. Linocut Image size: 15x21cm Edition: 10 $90

tuatara ii

Tuatara are lizard-like reptiles, found only in New Zealand.  The tuatara is the only remaining member of the order Sphendontia: other related species are thought to have become extinct about 60 million years ago. Linocut Image size: 75x200mm

tuatara 1 - linocut

tuatara i

Tuatara are lizard-like reptiles, found only in New Zealand.  The tuatara is the only remaining member of the order Sphendontia: other related species are thought to have become extinct about 60 million years ago. Linocut Image size: 75x200mm Edition: 30

cabbage-tree

cabbage tree

The cabbage tree (cordyline australis) is one of the most distinctive trees in the New Zealand landscape.  In Britain, it’s known as the Torquay palm and used as a symbol of the British Riviera. Linocut & collage block Image size: 7x20cm Edition: 12

Aoraki - acrylic painting

aoraki

New Zealand’s highest mountain was named after Captain James Cook who surveyed and circumnavigated New Zealand in 1770.  It was renamed Aoraki/Mount Cook in 1998, acknowledging the mountain’s existing Maori name. Acrylic Image size: 50x40cm

Waimakariri - mosaic

waimakariri

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Pataka Pottery tiles & Waimakariri river pebbles Image size: 50x50cm

tane mahuta and the tui - linocut

tane mahuta & the tui

The largest kauri tree (agathis australis) in New Zealand is Tane Mahuta, 2,000 years old, about 50 metres high with a diameter of over 4 metres. The tui, an endemic New Zealand bird, is easily recognised from the tuft of white feathers at its throat. Linocut Image size: 147×308 mm Edition: 22

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

Hei tiki - linocut

hei tiki

The term tiki refers to a human figure carved in greenstone, often worn as a neck ornament.  The tiki’s origins are obscure. It is thought by some to be a sacred fertility symbol, representing the human embryo or the god responsible for the creation of life. Linocut Image size: 209x302mm Edition: 8