The NZ Stichbird... Redeye
The English name, Stitchbird, describes the birds short clicking call, which sounds like machine stitching. the stitchbird is one of our rarest birds and small managed populations are now established to improve their chances of long term survival.
This series of work use our native birds as both subject and object. They have been given a character and a starring role in my painting in order to voice my interest in the idiosyncratic and distinctive world we live in.