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Pukaki

Original painting Sold, oil on canvas, 500 x 1830mm, 2011

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

In this slightly surreal interpretation of an iconic New Zeland landscape, glacial lake Pukaki glows turqoise in colour and leads towards Aoraki Mt Cook, our tallest peak.

With surrounding mountains covered in cloud and mist, Aoraki stands firmly as a quiet giant that has endured patiently over generations of human migration, natural evolution, creation and extinction.

The ancient mountain bore witness to the rise and fall of New Zealand’s majestic Pouakai Eagle – a native bird known to prey on Moa with a wingspan of up to three meters, which became extinct A.D.1400. These immense, graceful creatures are pictured soaring over Aoraki as the guardians of the history and wairua (spirit) of the land.

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 75 prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality. Image size is 150 x 550mm and is surrounded by an unprinted white border. All prints are proofed by the artist before she signs, titles, dates and numbers them. 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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Sofia Minson Oil Paintings | New Zealand Artwork