Black Fantail – Piwakawaka

Carving: Black Fantail

Date: 2018

Location: Private collection, Cromwell

THE CARVING: Carved from totara. Eyes are onyx, legs cast metal and painted with artist acrylics.

Set upon found wood.

Mounts to the wall with a french cleat

The birds

THE BIRD: Endemic to New Zealand. Fantails are found on all islands though not in tussock lands and alpine areas.


Life size. Wall mounted. Approximately 700mm high x 500mm wide x 540mm out from wall.