Te Rerenga o te Kotare 2022 by ellaquaint

  • Te Rerenga o te Kotare 2022 by ellaquaint


305mm x 405mm x 35mm
Indian ink, gesso, Schmincke Aero Colour and Golden Acrylics on linen canvas

Te Reregna o te Kotare is part of my Fight or Flight series. The recent works that I painted all feature manu / birds that are celebrating the joy of flight. 
During the painting process their personalities evolve, taking on a wairua of their own. Kotare / Sacred Kingfisher are symbolic of awareness. Their collective noun is a 'concentration of Kingfishers. According so some Polynesian legends, they are said to have power over the ocean and waves.
This intense little manu / bird has lots of delightful, super subtle details that are impossible to capture effectively on camera.

The title of this literally translates to The Flight of the Kingfisher

Free tracked shipping within NZ. He will be carefully wrapped in bubble wrap and within corrugated cardboard to protect him.

For overseas postage, please message me so as I can inquire about feasibility and provide a quote x

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