Fantail – Piwakawaka

Carving: Fantail

Date: 2019

Location: Can be viewed at Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown as part of the Ray White Autumn Festival Art Exhibition. SOLD.

THE CARVING: A fantail. Carved from totora that used to fence post from the Maniototo. Eyes are onyx, legs cast metal and painted with artist acrylics.

Set upon found wood.

Mounts to the wall with a french cleat (supplied)

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.