No matter how many times I see a Kākā screech past my window it never gets old. I get the same buzz I did as a kid watching the RNZAF Skyhawks and Strikemasters blitz past my country school. This is the second in the series of my Squadron prints, the first being the Tuī-inspired Kowhai Squadron. Now I think Tuī are nutters, but Kākā take it to the next level – they are unhinged loons. They are involved in a lot of dogfights – usually with their mates – and they seem to think everyone in the area needs to know about it.
This is a 3-colour screenprint on G.F Smith Colorplan 270gsm ‘Stone’ coloured stock, hand-signed, numbered and embossed edition of 100. 550 × 550 mm.
This is the second edition of my first print, Sing. It’s printed in metallic silver and white inks on black Notturno 250gsm stock and looks lush. The typefaces are all designed by kiwi Joseph Churchward, and the birds, in their Māori and English names, are all New Zealand natives. This is a hand-signed edition of 80 – it was supposed to be 87 in celebration of certain events featuring the same digits, but quality control took priority. Available
soon now from my stockists Endemic World and the others mentioned in the Purchasing section to the right.
The excellent HOME New Zealand magazine asked me to do a piece they could use for their tea towel bundle. One day, possibly in the distant future, designs in this series I call Decorative Panels will make their way onto some beautiful materials for your walls.
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I’ve struck up a deal with the good folks at endemicworld.com to be my exclusive online seller – head on over and get em while they last. My first screenprint Sing is available now, with new works becoming available in the coming weeks.