I’ve just released a new open-run of my Kōkako Come Back print in some new colourways, only available at Endemic World. The original screenprint editions of 35 sold out really quickly so for those that missed out, here’s a chance to get one. These are gallery-quality giclée prints, using UltraChrome K3 archival inks on 210 gsm matt art paper. Available in three colours that match the respective bird’s wattles – Blue for the North Island, Yellow for the South, and a new Pink edition for the baby Kōkako.
Even though I’m a fan of the Magpie (of the avian and Hawke’s Bay rugby variety), my loyalty lies with the Tui. This letterpress piece rounds off the Kowhai Squadron suite. Brilliantly and somewhat ironically printed for me by Magpie Press in two colours on cream 600 gsm Saunders Waterford fine art board, 220mm x 220mm. Available at Endemicworld.
Here’s Part II of the Kowhai Squadron suite – the Low Visibility Editions. Taking cues from military fighter planes’ grey-on-grey paint jobs, these are screenprinted in metallic silver on beautiful 270 gsm Mohawk Via Felt paper stock, in an edition of 40 black and 40 cream. 500 x 500 mm, hand signed, numbered and embossed. Get yours at the Popup Gallery in Wellington, or online at Endemicworld.
As a kid, I loved building model jets – even though I was pretty terrible at it. Impatience played a role here. The application of the decals was my favourite part. After the baffling construction and tedious glue drying phase was over, I could kit them out in their squadron’s livery and get to dogfightin’ them around the house.
Tui, by my observation, are nutters and show-offs – and they should have their own decal set to celebrate that. These have a not-so-perfect finish (quite a lot like the plastic planes I used to make when I was 10) due to the printing method and slightly warped surface which, as expected, suits the essence of the design. As a result each one of the edition of 8 is quite different both in the wood grain and the way the three ink colours soaked into the surface. They’re screenprinted on 7 mm New Zealand Pinus Radiata plywood – ‘A’-grade front and a sometimes knotted, rough and forestry-stamped ‘C’-grade back panel. 590 x 590 mm.
Available now at the Popup Gallery in Wellington, and online at Endemicworld.
This is my follow-up to Sing – I’m pretty stoked with how this one turned out. It’s entitled Chirp, and it’s a 220 x 220mm letterpress piece expertly printed for me by Magpie Press. It’s printed onto 500gsm Somerset stock, making it lush n’ hefty.
More compact than Sing, but now packed with 30% more birds, including two types of native duck!