This is a lovely limited edition pigment print of a North Island Saddleback on a Flax Flower on Hahnemühle 300gsm print paper by Emma-Kate Moore.
The Saddleback or Tīeke in Māori, belongs to New Zealand's unique wattlebird family, an ancient group which includes the endangered Kōkako and the extinct huia. They have fleshy bright orange-red wattles at the base of their bills; in juvenile birds, the wattles are very small. Saddlebacks are long lived and can form life-long pairs. There are two identified species of flax in New Zealand - Harakeke in Māori or common flax, and Wharariki in Māori or Mountain flax. Harakeke is found throughout the country, especially in wet areas, while Wharariki is found both at higher altitudes and along exposed coastlines.
Emma-Kate loves and finds inspiration in the Queenstown Lakes district of New Zealand’s South Island. Surrounded by some of the most stunning flora and fauna in the world, she pursues a number of mediums to express what she sees. She’s built her practice around her fascination with the forms that emerge as a function of light in her subjects. She delights in line creating shapes, the forming of an expressive and abstracted fluid geometry. Her pleasure in deeply observing the world around her translates to nuanced colour palettes full of mood and feel.
Size: 30 x 30cm (includes 3.5cm border)
Made in New Zealand