SIMPLE PLEASURES – Offerings of a treasured playground Tiritiri Matangi Island painting
Tiritiri Matangi Island
FROM THE DEEP
Beyond compare Tiritiri Matangi Island painting
This is a story about an island becoming a sanctuary of recovery for birds species heading toward extinction. The painting is the first study for a larger work to be completed in late 2021-22. The treasures of Tiritiri Matangi Island inspired me to tell the story.
Nestled off the East coast of Auckland, New Zealand, Tiritiri Matangi Island is one of Auckland’s international treasures. Like-minded visionaries have worked on a recovery program to be proud of.
In times past, the forefathers, bound in the knowledge of their generation, did not foresee the damage they would create. On the whole, a different understanding of the environment supported their endeavors to create material welfare.
This ignorance, through lack of knowledge, was in an environment with abundant supplies and fewer demands with a smaller population. The modern generation is more informed. With the population increasing at a challenging rate the pressure motivated folk to stand up and find ways to recover what was heading toward extinction.
This costs time, and money, and needs enthusiasm, passion, and affection for creatures that dwell with us for their season. Tiritiri Island and its custodians echo that reality.
All this inspired me to create a statement about what I see. This painting is the vision taking place.
Our earth offers us raw materials to capitalize on and managing wisely is a must. To do this with little respect for the balance of nature and managing our natural world is a challenge. We live in a financial world and like it or not money talks. Our responsibility to wisely manage what we have should be part of the price to recover what we nearly lost. Once recovered there is a cost to support it for generations to come and in my opinion that is being responsible.
The establishment of Tiritiri Matangi Island is a treasure in this generation for generations yet to be born.
Watch this space as the main painting develops in 2021-22.
STATUS and MATERIALS
ORIGINAL SOLD – 2018
Painted with professional oils on the fine-weave, gesso primed long-life cotton canvas, treated with brushed dammar varnish protection, and mounted proudly on PSP AcloSign ply.
* Original and Limited Edition reproductions are supplied with Provenance, coded Authentication of Sale Certificate, and maintenance/care information.
15 LIMITED EDITIONS “ACRYLIC ENHANCED” CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS
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75 LIMITED EDITIONS CANVAS REPRODUCTIONS *
Unframed sizes | 960 x short side – $960 | 650 x short side – $650
Printed on long-life archival canvas. 8 color giclee printed on fine art archival paper or archival linen canvas and acrylic enhanced. Protected with 2 coats of UV archival spray.
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OPEN EDITION POSTER ART PRINTS *
Unframed sizes | 594 x short side – $120 | 420 x short side – $92
* Posters printed on fine art papers and treated with two coats of UV archival protection spray.
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- The Original and Limited Edition reproductions ship with the Provenance coded Authentication of Sale Certificate and maintenance information.
- Poster art prints ship in insured tubes.