Air Force ’The Tribe of the Tui'
Loosely inspired by the Great Seal of the United States, ‘Air Force’ tips its hat to our much loved Tui and creates for it an imaginary family crest. Containing elements which not only allude to the Tui’s aerobatic skill (air force ‘roundel’), its love for a good beverage (the kowhai flowers/bottle cap), and its sublime vocals (tuning fork),
it also references mythology, patriotism and Kiwiana.
On canvas. 610 x 405