Kia Kaha. Be Strong. Lessons I Learned That Can Be Applied For Success!
This past weekend I attended the certification for Body Pump. I’ve gone through plenty of certifications, but I think this one is actually the hardest one I’ve ever done… for a number of reasons. However, I learned and re-learned quite a few lessons and I want to take a moment to share my experience with... Read more »
Phantom Tiki (Teal Blue) by Greg Straight
ScreenprintImage size in millimetres: 200 x 240Edition of 100 prints. Handprinted, then signed numbered and titled by the artist in pencil below image.This original screenprint brings together two important motifs in a clever example of contemporary New Zealand pop art printmaking. The comic book character The Phantom has been explored in paintings and prints by both Paul Hartigan and Dick Frizzell and the hei-tiki is regularly appropriated/referenced in New Zealand fine art. In this 2010…
Tiki are fertility symbols and still today my adaptations might be seen to represent the fertility of the ethnic mix here in Aotearoa and in deed the whole of humanity so here I mix one the World’s love of the Mexican Muerto styles for the dead....
Kiwiana: New Zealand Design Inspiration — miracle & wander
When I think of New Zealand design, I think of Maori illustrations, silver ferns, green stone, paua shells and woodcarvings. While I appreciate their historical and cultural significance, I’ve had a hard time finding a place for these things in my home without creating a tribal vibe in the place. If
Moko Tiki Print by Lester Hall
Signed EditionImage size in millimetres: 330 x 240Signed studio printed edition, printed the artist on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper using K3 archival inks.Lester Hall’s tiki series are saying that the Tiki is ubiquitous in all that we do, no matter where we travel. Ngati Pakeha Tiki come from a line of work Hall was painting in the early 2000s. Lester says the longevity of his interest in this motif is about “acceptance and love [they] speak to a deep trust and joy. This tiki says that…
Tiki: More than decor - a symbol
We believe there is now emerging a deeper meaning to New Zealanders buying prints of symbols like tiki and koru than just a superficial decor trend. This article is a call to critically examine a casual dismissal of the extensive use of the tiki motif in particular as just another (temporary) phase of a wider kiwiana trend in NZ art prints that will pass. More than just a decorative piece a tiki print first and foremost represents an ongoing connection to Aotearoa/New Zealand. When a tiki is…
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Sugar Tiki by Lester Hall
NZ Fine Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 290 x 390Signed print, studio printed by the artist.The famous tiki motif remixed with a Mexican "Day of the Dead" flavour. More prints like Sugar tiki by Lester Hall are for sale in these collections here at New Zealand's fine art print experts since 1966:Lester Hall PrintsTikiEditionsNew New Zealand Prints