Ghost Who Surfs

Ghost Who Surfs

By Lester Hall

This artwork is a purposeful aside from the Maori/Pakeha contact based ideas my work usually encompasses. It celebrates the Polynesian connection and the myriad of black line, sea and sky based images that have inhabited the New Zealand pop art scene for decades. "Ghost Who Surfs" carries on the tradition of Phantom styles but as usual with my work sheets him back specifically to New Zealand. On this occasion it is in deference to the Taranaki surfers, who I know a few of and their huge love of the sea and mountain. They are so passionate and so consumed by the visceral connection, the excitement bubbles from them as they talk about that place and those waves. I am hoping it is at once, amusing and uplifting and a reminder of how blessed we are to live out our lives in a paradise that most people in the World cannot dream of. Even the Phantom has dropped his gun belt and kick off his boots.

Measures 485x330

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Lester Hall

My name is Lester Hall and I was born Pakeha in Wellington, New Zealand in 1956.
I have painted and studied New Zealand history and Maori/European/Pacific centric artwork all of that time.

I have worked as a design and display technician with the most extensive and important collection of Maori and Pacific artifacts in the World at the Auckland Institute and Museum.
This meant constant interaction with the most noted ethnologists, historians and museum curators in the country.
I consider myself an outsider artist, social commentator first and my art is a vehicle for my thoughts and philosophies and aspirations for my country. My art is a conversation with myself and represents moving thought not static dogma. My prints are not numbered and I change them to reflect or emphasise my thoughts whenever I choose to.

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