Kokako Bird Project March 2012
In association with the supporters of Tiritiri Matangi, to promote conservation in New Zealand, an exhibition to support the Kokako has been launched.
Artworks created during the project will be exhibited and on sale on the island during the Kokako Week Celebration, and all profits will go to supporting the kokako conservation work.
Building on the work Bob did on a project to heighten awareness of the
Hihi (Stitch Bird) in 2011, this year, Bob has made several one off pieces that are pictured on the lower left .
As part of his range of work sold through retail stores, he has made a standing Kokako and a Puriri bowl. The birds love to hang out in this tree.
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The Exhibition on Tiritiri Matangi
Print (800mmx650mm): Kokako in a Puriri tree. Photos by Bob
Kokako Pair 2
Dishes: 150 to 250mm
Bob was delighted to receive the following feedback:
From members of the Kokako team,
“John and I were on Tiritiri Matangi for Kokako Week and I just want to say that we really love your big, spectacular kokako sculptures.
We were surprised, at first, by your interpretation of the birds, but we think you have captured something essential in their character.
We celebrated the successful sale of our house by buying your female kokako, and are looking forward to finding the right spot for her in our new house.
There is something proud and defiant about her, and the glaze is just beautiful. I hope the other pieces soon find appreciative homes.
I hope you'll be involved in next year's bird celebration.