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, 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 Tamaāhua, discovered that his wife…

earth, sea & sky

earth, sea, sky

A small handmade concertina book, printed with linocut blocks and stamps onto rice paper, with origami-paper covers Closed: c.850 x 600 mm Varied edition: 6 books “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the…

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