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Whenua Africa

Original painting Sold, oil on canvas
630mm high x 750mm wide, 2009

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

In 2009 the New Zealand All Whites qualified for the Soccer World Cup and in this painting Sofia's thoughts turn to a great uniting of cultures in 2010 in South Africa. Here she explores a surreal African land or 'whenua', a true cradle of mankind, mother to not only today's African flora and fauna but in this case also to native species of Aotearoa.

A Moa stands under an African tree, two extinct Pouakai Eagles soar in the sky above and a prehistoric looking Kaka Beak Flower unfolds in the foreground. What a sight it will be during the Fifa World Cup, with so many nations celebrating the game of football and their own cultural identities. While they are coming together on African soil for the ultimate sporting competition, may it also be a time to enhance a greater sense of global unity.

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 580mm high x 690mm 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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