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Aoraki Gold

Original Sold, acrylic and flashe painting on canvas, 1260 x 1260mm, 2015

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

New Zealand's native wading bird the kakī, also known as the black stilt, is pictured here in its ornate golden Māori and sacred geometric designs with Aoraki Mt Cook in the background. This precious endangered bird is like glacial gold; it is a little treasure - he iti pounamu. In 1981 the kakī's population declined to a low of just 23 and they have been intensively managed ever since. DOC’s Kakī Recovery Programme near the town of Twizel in the Mackenzie Basin has a captive breeding centre, vital for the survival of the Kakī.

Sofia and framed painting Aoraki Gold

This whakataukī (Māori proverb) describes the importance of genealogy and the intimate connection between life and the natural enviornment.

Te Tōimairaki, me te hukapapa,
me te hukarere, me te ua,
he aitaka nā Raki i a Papa,
koia te taru ka tupu ai i te raumati

Morning mists, ice,
snow and the rain;
Descendents of Raki (Sky Father) and Papa (Earth Mother),
the shoots from which life grows

Limited Edition Print

Limited edition of 95 signed prints available on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 700mm high x 700mm 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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