Tara Cassidy on Kiwi Armour: "The title, Kiwi armour, 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 Aotearoa."
Acid-free cotton paper.
UV Lightfast Inks.
Signed and dated.
Measurements: A4 Matted Print - 278 mm by 352 mm.
Tara is an artist based in West Auckland, a place which she credits for her love and curiosity for the abundant natural flora and fauna of Aotearoa. While her tertiary studies initially began with biological sciences, Tara instead followed her passion for creativity and completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design in 2016. Her pieces are striking, as she works primarily with pencils; for intricate depictions of native wildlife of Aotearoa. Since 2018 she has been working with Angie and selling her pieces, continuing to develop her eye for detail and an impressive ability to convey textures through pencil alone - we love to admire and explore her amazing works!