Media: Fine Art Print on archival 100% cotton paper
Print size: A4, Fine art print signed by Tara
"Kiwi Armour, 2016 is a follow-on from Oil Chic. I thought about our precious native wildlife in general and how vulnerable they are, having evolved in relatively predator-free isolation for millions of years before the arrival of modern people. In an abstract and slightly absurd world, what alterations could we give them to equip them for their new challenges? The title, Kiwiarmour, is a play on the colloquial term “kiwiana,” used to describe the quirky items and traditions that define common modern New Zealand culture. As the kiwi is a treasured national icon, I also see this drawing as representing the protection of all that is precious and unique about the people and history of Aotearoa." - Tara
Tara Cassidy is an Auckland based artist specializing in pencil work of native New Zealand species. Tara's interest in the environment led her to persue further study in the field however she found it to be unfulfilling and decided to follow her passion of creating art instead. She has recently completed her Bachelor of Fine Art's at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design and continues to enjoy the freedom of creating her own practice where her interest of the environment is evident in each of her pieces. Tara began working under one of our most loved and establised artists Angie Dennis where they bonded over their love for the enivronment and their passion of art. Angie regognised Tara's talent and they have since been working together to help establish Tara with an independant art practice.