Te Rerenga o te Piwakawaka 2022 by ellaquaint

  • Te Rerenga o te Piwakawaka 2022 by ellaquaint


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

Te Reregna o te Piwakawaka 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. Piwakawaka / Fantails in some iwi are symbolic of messengers. It is said that they bring new from the gods / otherside to the people. Some believe it's presence in a house signify a death is to come. A fidgety person is described as being like the tail of the piwakawaka. 
In this painting a bright eyed piwakawaka flits, through the scene. The motion of the indian ink gesture implies the piwakawaka's flight path.

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

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

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