Ataahua Tieke (Green) by Shane Hansen
ScreenprintImage size in millimetres: 560 x 750
Edition of 35 screenprints. Printed, signed and numbered by Shane Hansen.
The saddleback (tieke) belongs to the Wattlebird family which includes the kokako and the (extinct) huia. Ataahua translates as beautiful from Maori. Hansen writes that this edition was inspired by an encounter with this unique NZ bird, he says "The handsome saddleback greeted me with surprise in his eyes." The bird seemed to be saying "Who is this who seeks my attention? You have come, so I will go." Available in two colourways, green and gold.
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