Fantail – Piwakawaka
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.
THE BIRD: Endemic to New Zealand. Fantails are found on all islands though not in tussock lands and alpine areas.
Life size. Wall mounted.