Kiwi Armour, 2016 by Tara Cassidy is a follow-on from Oil Chic. I thought about our precious native wildlife in general and how vulnerable they are, having evolved in relatively predator-free isolation for millions of years before the arrival of modern people. In an abstract and slightly absurd world, what alterations could we give them to equip them for their new challenges?
The title, Kiwiarmour, is a play on the colloquial term “kiwiana,” used to describe the quirky items and traditions that define common modern New Zealand culture. As the kiwi is a treasured national icon, I also see this drawing as representing the protection of all that is precious and unique about the people and history of Aotearoa
Media: Fine Art Print Signed by Tara Cassidy
Print Size: A4 (210 x 297mm) A3 (297 x 420 mm)
Framed: A4 (305 x 381 mm) A3 (435 x 530 mm)