Te Henga (Bethells Beach) photographic print

Black Sand Hieroglyphics

Te Henga (Bethells Beach), West Coast New Zealand.

Sand dunes are dynamic, transient & temporary in form. This work pays homage to these characteristics through carving temporary hieroglyphics across the sands surface using hand & tool. Eventually wind, rain and the sands settlement swallows up these markings, returning the dunes to natural form. The work is preserved through this print only. 

The sands at Te Henga (Bethells Beach) have accumulated over 4,500 years. These sands contain minerals derived from the volcanic rocks of Taranaki (the artists birth region), and carried north by coastal wind currents. This volcanic material contains iron, which gives many of New Zealand's west-coast beaches their unique dark colouring.

Edition: 1/30
Dimensions: A2 (420 x 594mm)
Stock: 260gsm Luster Photographic Stock
Inks: Ulta-Chrome HD, Colorsure
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2020.
Installation size: Aprox 250sqm
Tools to produce: Rake, DJI Mavic Pro with Hasselblad camera.
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days domestic, 10-14 days international

$650.00

Te Arai Beach photographic print

White Sand Hieroglyphics

Te Arai Beach, East Coast New Zealand.


Coastal beaches are consistently defined & redefined by wind, wave and tide. This work pays homage to the temporary form & boisterous swells of Te Arai Beach through carving temporary hieroglyphics across the sands surface using hand & tool.


Te Arai is home to an array of remarkable wildlife, including Bottlenose Dolphins, Dotterels, Gekos and Gulls, all of which were included in the wider artwork. Te Arai beach & coastline has been shaped over millennia from exposure to unchallenged swells and winds from the Pacific Ocean. The sands white colouring comes from a combination of seashells and hard minerals eroded over thousands of year.

This work was half-destroy prior to completion from the incoming tides & swells. Eventually wind, rain and the sands settlement swallow up the remaining markings, returning the beach to natural form. The work is preserved through this print only.

Edition: 1/30
Dimensions: A2 (420 x 594mm)
Stock: 260gsm Luster Photographic Stock
Inks: Ulta-Chrome HD, Colorsure
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2020.
Installation size: Aprox 300sqm
Tools to produce: Rake, DJI Mavic Pro with Hasselblad camera.
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days domestic, 10-14 days international (Covid may effect these timeframes).

$650.00

Lake Wanaka photographic print

Alluvial Hieroglyphics

Lake Wanaka, South Island, New Zealand.

Freshwater shapes New Zealand's inlands. This work was installed downstream of the sprawling Southern Alps mountain ranges, in an alluvial river formed from snow & ice melt that feeds into lake Wanaka. These regions give us great snow, crystal clear waters and unique wine growing conditions.

The temporary hieroglyphics were carved into the land using hand & tool, split across the mainland and a small river island in -2°C. The mainland portion was frozen silt, and the island was icy river stone. It was one of my most challenging installations to produce in these temperatures and required a river crossing.

Lake Wanaka itself took shape over 10,000 years ago from glacial melt. At 277m above sea level and at depths 311m deep, the lake is the 4th largest in New Zealand. Early Māori used the area for hunting & fishing, followed later by European settlers during the Central Otago Gold Rush.

This installation is eventually engulfed by snow, ice, river flow, rain and wind; returning the location back to its natural form. The work is preserved only through this print.

Edition: 1/30
Dimensions: A2 (420 x 594mm)
Stock: 260gsm Luster Photographic Stock
Inks: Ulta-Chrome HD, Colorsure
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2020.
Installation size: Aprox 100sqm
Tools to produce: Garden Hoe, DJI Mavic Pro with Hasselblad camera.
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days domestic, 10-21 days international (Covid may effect these timeframes).

$300.00

Hieroglyphics Lettpress

Hieroglyphics are one of the oldest forms of visual story telling. Traditionally scribed in stone, brick and clay, their images hold narratives over time. This work is a contemporary homage to this tradition, utilising letterpress to imprint parchment to tell a story.

This hieroglyphic work was hand drawn, converted into a steel impression plate and individually hand pressed into primed card on an original Albion Letterpress in Auckland, New Zealand.

Edition: 1/50
Dimensions: 450mm x 320m
Press type: Deep impression
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days
Framing: 
Artwork comes unframed
Ink: Silver Van Son rubber pasted ink
Stock
: 450gsm acid free Wild Board, 35% cotton
Primer: Stock hand painted with matt black gesso primer.
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2018.

$210.00

"Shit Talk"

Dedicated to the haters, bullies, liars, couch critics, clout chasers, tall poppies, click baiters and shit talkers. From, the rest of us giving you stuff to talk about.

This work was hand painted as an original artwork, then redrawn for conversion to a metallic impression plate for printing. Prints were then individually hand-pressed into card on an original Albion Letterpress in Auckland, New Zealand.

Edition: 1/50
Dimensions: 450mm x 320m
Press type: Deep impression
Shipping: Please allow 7-10 days
Framing: 
Artwork comes unframed
Ink: Blind press (non-inked)
Stock
: 450gsm acid free Wild Board, 35% cotton
Authentication: Hand signed, numbered and dated 2019.

 

$125.00