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Kaka Beak

Original painting Sold, oil on Belgian linen, 480 x 300mm, 2011

Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'

Sofia describes the artwork “Kaka Beak”: “Being an Aucklander this is a view I see nearly every day.  I find myself enchanted by the ancient volcanic island of Rangitoto lying dormant in Auckland’s busy Hauraki Gulf.  Its very presence alludes to another time and place, without yachts, ferries, speed boats and people.  

The contradiction of old and new inspired me to depict the familiar seascape in a surreal and primordial way.  The kaka beak is an odd, prehistoric-looking native flower and the pouakai eagle, pictured flying across the sea, is a now-extinct native species, which had an enormous wingspan of 3 metres.  

There is no hint of human habitation in this scene.  Instead, in this world that glows an eerie shade of green, the kaka beak flower and pouakai eagle reign supreme.”

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 550mm high x 344mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border.  Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD).  Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.

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