A kōkako and his hard-earned feast of favourite delights.
This artwork features the native kōkako bird feasting on miro and karamu berries sitting in a paua shell. The bird wears a pounamu pendant in a koru design as a symbol of New Zealand bush and nature. This piece also features the NZ native blue mushroom (Entoloma hochstetteri) The mushrooms colour resembles the blue wattle of the kōkako bird; hence the Māori name for this fungus, werewere-kōkako.
Original Artwork (2017)
Medium - Coloured Pencils (Prismacolor & Polychromos) on Hahnemuhle Stella Matt Drawing Paper
Professionally Framed. Black wood frame with a matching matt border. Reflective glass.
Outer frame measurements are 560 x 460mm
All images are Copyright © Joanne Bowe NZ Artist