This was part of a series that was commissioned. Each of the New Zealand birds in this set is done in an inked 'tattoo' style. Various outline thickness has been used to create depth. This one is mostly in neutral/realistic colours with a splash of brighter colours. All the backgrounds are similar with a blue blur and a few hashes.
This little guy is a combination of styles inspired by tattoo art. The ink work is also has an aspect of geometry while the bold burst of colour help soften the image. This abstract piece represents one of our New Zealand birds, the Fantail, which is a cute and determined little creature.
Archival print Kiwi bird - kiwi bird and silver fern, paper cutting, New Zealand Kiwi, hand cut, archival print
This is a high quality archival print of one of my hand-cut papercutting designs. The original Kiwi bird was cut by hand using scissors and a blade. The lines and swirls making its body merge into a beautiful Silver fern, a symbol of New Zealand as the Kiwi bird. All my paper cuttings are of my own