Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Summer Shed by Barry Ross Smith

Hard to imagine what this is meant to convey. Perhaps to symbolise a passing of time, seasons. The old generation. The harshness of summer, and abandoned shed, a memory...

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Auckland Harbour Bridge - by Barry Noel

The Ackland Harbour Bridge stands tall, in a way symbolising the actual scale of Auckland city with respect to the rest of New Zealand towns. It is a giant in every way, a business discrict draining a huge quantity of the nation's energy resources. It does have its own culture and a terrific night life but this picture for me represents its distinct domination, are shift away from the natural, consuming society in an artificial world of concrete blocks.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Summer Sunflowers by Diana Adams

A beautifully painted image of sunflower fields delighting the senses with emotional admiration for the country side of New Zealand.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Greenstone Hook Pendant

Fish hook or 'Hei Matau' in Maori means 'Prosperity'. The first hooks used by Maori were made from bird bones. With the introduction of early diamond tools fish hooks were then able to be made from pounamu (Greenstone/Jade). They were not really used for actual fishing but more for ornaments and jewellery.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Tropical Dining by Kathryn Furniss

The colours used here a very vibrant and would suit a cozy type of space. Perfect for a dinning room ofcourse but I think this is more than just a decoration. The artists pays alot of attention to patterns and detail. The lines are sharp and contrasting very rapidly capturing the eye. The whole feel of the painting is very relaxing and soothing. I'm not sure why this is the case, all the elements in this painting somehow translate to create a certain mood of sensation.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Rangitoto Island by Teresa Coulthurst

A watercolour painting depicting A panoramic view of Rangitoto Island, an island volcano in the Waitemata Harbour and an Auckland icon. This sunrise is viewed from Takapuna on Auckland's North Shore. It is thought to be one of the most rescent volcanoes to rise in New Zealand with an estimated age of only 500 years. There are Maori legends of the chaos created during its eruption as the sky turned angry red.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Gecko - Copper Wall Art

Handcrafted in New Zealand from recycled copper.

Duvaucel's Gecko is New Zealand's largest Gecko reaching a length of 32cm. The colour is generally a dull brown or olive green, flecked with darker spots and streaks. This disruptive camouflage allows the gecko to blend in extremely well.

Mmm...rusty copper hanging on your wall. Haha however you may look at this, i think its very original n nice to think art can be crafted out of recycling.