Fantail – Piwakawaka

Carving: Fantail

Date: 2018

Location: Private collection.

THE CARVING: A  fantail. Carved from totara that used to be a Maniototo fence post. 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. Approximately 400mm high x 280mm wide x 230mm out from wall.