Carving: Fantail pair
Location: Private collection
THE CARVING: A waxeye. Carved from Kauri that used to be a door from an old villa. Eyes are onyx, legs cast metal and painted with artist acrylics.
Set upon found wood.
THE BIRD: The silvereye colonised New Zealand from Australia in the 1850s, and is now one of New Zealand’s most abundant and widespread bird species. It is found throughout New Zealand and its offshore and outlying islands, occurring in most vegetated habitats, including suburban gardens, farmland, orchards, woodlands and forests.
Silvereyes are small songbirds that are easily recognised by their conspicuous white eye-ring; their plumage is mainly olive-green above and cream below. It is an active, mobile species that moves about frequently, including making sea crossings.
Life size. Wall mounted.