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

$300.00

Black hieroglyphics

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.

 

$210.00