The Takahē, Notornis, or South Island Takahē (Porphyrio hochstetteri) is a flightless bird which is indigenous to New Zealand. This design features a stylised Tomtit, drawn in red, it has Koru designs on its body. The design in inspired by an airforce roundel.
Tags: red bird, red white and blue, maori art, maori design, koru
Tauhou is a small bird that lives in the New Zealand forest. The European Name is Silvereye or Wax-eye. The bird in this print is drawn incorporating Maori Koru patterns. The koru (Māori for “loop”) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. This design started life as a stencil which I made for a New Zealand birds mural. The mural is long gone but I still had the stencils. I redrew them, using vector, to create a series of bird designs. Others in this series are KIWI, TAKAHE, FANTAIL, TOMTIT and the ROCK WREN.
Tags: new zealand forest, bird logo, logo styye, wax eye, small new zealand bird
Rock Wren, know by the Maori name Piwauwau is a lovely little bird that lives in the South Island of New Zealand. I based the colors on the true color of this wonderful little bird, browns, olive greens, yellows and blacks. They have distinctive large feet and a long hind toe. It can fly a few yards at a time between rocks. I used Koru patterns. The koru (Māori for "loop" is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace.
Tags: tribal, traditional, stylised, small bird, rock wren
Large Kiwi print designed with koru. The koru (Māori for loop) is a spiral shape based on the shape of a new unfurling silver fern frond and symbolizing new life, growth, strength and peace. It is an integral symbol in Māori art, carving and tattoos. I drew this for a mural a few years ago, thanks to society6 it is getting a new lease on life.
Tags: small bird, birds, kiwis, ethnic, tribal