Kiwi

Sonja Drake
1992

Type T-shirts
Title.Series Kiwi
Measurements.Dimensions Variety of sizes, 20cm x 25cm image size.
Materials.Medium Cotton (textile)
Materials.Support Printing Ink
Techniques Screen Printed
Creator.Personal name Sonja Drake
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name Scampi
Role Manufacturer
Date.Creation 1992
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_sodr_006
Style/Period.Period 1990's
Style/Period.Style New Zealand /environmental
Culture New Zealand
Subject Bird, palms, ferns, moon, stars, text.
Subject Kiwi foraging among cabbage trees and ferns, set against a night sky.
A nocturnal native New Zealand bird, with New Zealand Fauna.
Subject National identity.
The Kiwi is national icon and the fern is also a motif used to label New Zealand. This image represent a common tourist collection of popular national symbols.
Relation.part of Range of children's T-shirts.
Description The image of native flora and fauna combined with the patterns from the indigenous culture of New Zealand make Sonja's T-shirts distinctive. Her use of colour and caricature style make them appealing to the children's market.
Source Sonja Drake
Sonja Drake provided written comments about this work in 2000.
Source Jean Clarkson
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Sonja Drake
Permission was given by the artist to present work in the NZDA.

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