My intention with this image is to expresses this nations fondness for Queen Elizabeth II. Her clothing is taken from a nineteenth century Maori woman of high birth to create the connection to Aotearoaland.
ANZAC Day, 2011
ANZAC - Australia New Zealand Army Corps, formed World War I. ANZAC Day - In remembrance of all those who fell and all those who served... click on image for larger view By the late 19th century, pakeha New Zealanders saw themselves as establishing a "Better Britain" in the South Pacific, people of British stock who saw themselves as building something better than back "Home" but who were but a generation or two at most away from "Home". It's no surprise then that in the patriotic war…