Tuatara

Sonja Drake
1992

Type T-shirts
Title.Series Tuatara
Measurements T -shirts range in size image is 20cm x25cm
Materials.Medium Cotton (textile)
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Original Artwork.
Creator.Personal name Sonja Drake
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name Lava
Role Manufacturer
Date.Creation 1992
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_sodr_004
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style New Zealand
Culture New Zealand
Subject Lizard, volcano, eruption, sea, text.
Subject A Tuatara is in the foreground, while behind Rangitoto erupts.
Local extinct volcanic island, shown erupting. While New Zealand native reptile, and an endangered species looks out of the blue background. Text identifies reptile and location.
Relation.part of Range of T -shirts.
Description Sonja Drake established Lava designs which prints on 100% cotton with non-toxic inks. This health component is an important part of her marketing. Her images are very local, representing native New Zealand birds, fish and animals. Her colours are bright and intense and her accomplished artwork reflects her background in Fine Arts.
Source Sonja Drake
Sonja Drake provided written comments about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Researcher, image analysis and interpretaton.
Rights Sonja Drake
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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