Miss Kiwianaville

Miss Kiwianaville

By Lester Hall
 

Miss Kiwianaville is an image about the the love of things Kiwi and the beauty we are creating about it. I have taken an archetypal White female image from the internet and colonized the page with it and looked for what it is we love about where and who we are. It also suggests a need to stamp on the motifs that make us hip and groovy. All people like to creat a look. A way to see who we are. The love affair New Zealanders are having with “Kiwiana” I think is evidence of the pendulum swinging back against the “appropriation” arguments of the 80s and 90s which have proved themselves to be very last century. Kiwis want to celebrate the individual styles that our society has created. Many of these revolve around the likes of Moko and Kawhaiwhai patterns so specific to Maori but also the likes of the “Buzzy Bee” and Kowhai flower. The blue sky background links us to our beautiful South Sea’s weather and the Kiwi love of a sunny day at the beach. This version is set in stamp style to link with my other works but there is also a simple portrait version.
Printed by the artist using acid free, museum quality paper, packaging & archival inks.

Measures 485x330

 
Shipped to the North Island
Price: $401.00
 
Shipped to the South Island
Price: $401.00
 
Shipped Overseas
 


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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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