Dick Frizzell's 'Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke', a great print by one of my favourite New Zealand artists.

"Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke" is a wonderful print by one of New Zealand's favourite artists, Dick Frizzell. Frizzell has humourously morphed Mickey Mouse into the tiki, a New Zealand design icon.

Ngatai Taepa | Artist - Page Blackie Gallery

Ngatai Taepa uses computer software and industrial technology to create the refined, highly polished surfaces on which to lay his intricate kowhaiwhai stencils.

Marakihau-style carving. The figure at the top is a marakihau, sometimes described as a sea taniwha.

Marakihau-style carving – Tangaroa – the sea

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki.

Ena Te Papatahi by Charles Goldie for Sale - New Zealand Art Prints

Charles Goldie - Ina te Papatahi, A Ngapuhi Chieftainess New Zealand Artist

Simon Kaan, Untitled (Tiki I), Intaglio Woodcut on 710 x 500 mm paper, from an edition of 12, 2010.

Simon Kaan, Untitled (Tiki I), Intaglio Woodcut on 710 x 500 mm paper, from an edition of

Hemi Macgregor, Te Aka,  2010, acrylic on canvas.

Hemi Macgregor (Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāi Tūhoe, Pākehā) has created a dynamic art practice that mixes issues of contemporary youth culture with Maori concepts of knowledge, time and identity.

Uenuku (rainbow God) - In Māori mythology, Uenuku is the god of rainbows. He is particularly special to the Tainui Māori. Two rainbows.

Uenuku (rainbow God) - In Māori mythology, Uenuku is the god of rainbows. He is particularly special to the Tainui Māori.

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