Archival ink on 100% 310gsm cotton rag.
610x610mm Paper size.
Signed by the artist.
Limited Edition of 50 and 3 artist proofs.
This product is printed to order and may take up to two weeks to arrive in NZ and may take longer for international orders.
The whekehiko series is an open series of work that explores whakairo and 2Dimensional printing.My practice usually revolves around 3D modeling "whakairo" within the digital realm - however it often outputs as 2Dimensional - this novel way of approaching our "carved traditions" offers new opportunities to explore its potential.
The 2Dimensional outputs vary in medium - some are printed onto ply and others are printed onto paper - however their visual language are all grounded within mahi whakairo.
New tech also brings new reo. For example whakairo is a well known word that talks about the iro (maggot) - it eats away at the wood to reveal the final ‘carved’ form. In the complete opposite, I use the word whakapī for 3D printing - the honey bee layers up wax to build up its hive.
Another kupu hou I use... whekehiko... translates as "electric octopus". It's a word I use to define 2D printing - as much like the octopus… digital printers spray their ink.