1. The Huia Show
I came across this quote while researching my earlier print Sing:
“While we were looking at and admiring this little picture of bird-life, a pair of Huia, without uttering a sound, appeared in a tree overhead, and as they were caressing each other with their beautiful bills, a charge of No. 6 brought them both to the ground together. The incident was rather touching and I felt almost glad that the shot was not mine, although by no means loth to appropriate 2 fine specimens.”
– Sir Walter Buller
(From The Penguin Natural World of New Zealand by Gerard Hutching.)
That inspired this print, called The Huia Show. I wish those who eradicated the Huia had been more considerate, as I would’ve liked the opportunity to listen to the Huia’s music and watch them perform. I’d be happy to do their gig posters too.
This series is screen-printed on cream 216 gsm Environment paper, which is made up using 30% post-consumer recycled fibres, which are visible in the stock. All are hand-signed and embossed in editions of 35–70, 500 × 750 mm.