Oil painting of a man suspended in air with Huia feathered tail

140 x 120cm,
Oil on Linen, 2015 reworked 2017

The Huia for me marks the King of the martyred birds and as so, kicks off the first in the Avian series of works. Majestic in his glory as kaitiaki he acts as guardian over land and sea. Such responsibilities come not without sacrifice and his demeanour reflect the aura of his being.