Limited edition unframed print.
Edition of 95.
Loose, black, ink-like washes shape the body of the tui, while the mustard yellow background, represents the tui's much loved kowhai flowers. The white detailing gives Tuihana a regal, ornate quality. The triangle patterns that make up the branch are based on tāniko designs that are found in decorative Maori weaving used to decorate the borders of fine garments.
Sofia's bird and landscape paintings bring her own attention to precious parts of the natural world that all of us, as kaitiaki or guardians, must work to protect.
This print celebrates the vitality of this gorgeous, playful bird that can often be found bouncing around harakeke (flax) and kowhai branches.