This fine art limited edition print of a New Zealand tui bird was created using a vintage illustration as the base then images of security envelope lining were used to form the pretty blue patterned bird.
♥ printed on beautiful silk paper with archival inks
♥ print measures 16 x 20 inches
♥ limited edition print of only this one 16x20"
(30 10x8" and 16 at 11x14" were also produced)
11x14" available here https://artloversaustralia.com.au/shop/security-envelope-tui/
Comforts of Home Series:
Having spent a significant portion of my life traveling these works explore what home means to me through the use of different floral and bird motifs. Each flower symbolises a home city from the past few years. The birds represent a different country, the Tui is New Zealand. Using antique illustrations as a starting point I recreated the flowers and birds from security envelope lining, grouping them together to form a chintz 'fabric' pattern. These elements then formed the base for a paper patchwork with additional pieces of security envelopes and the patterns to decorate ceramic plates.
Security Envelope Tui 16×20″
Digital collage using the linings of blue security envelopes to form a New Zealand tui bird