Piwakawaka and the Pinecone (2021)

2021, cast bronze and bluestone
1600 x 300 x 350mm
Edition of 7

1/7, 2/7, 3/7, 4/7 SOLD

According to some Maori mythology, the piwakawaka is a messenger, bringing death or news of death from the gods to the people.… perched atop the pinecone could this cheeky little messenger be heralding the demise of our native landscape to the invading pine?

Piwakawaka and the Pinecone is part of an ongoing body of work drawn from the historical introduction of non native plants and animals to the New Zealand landscape.