FOREST AND BIRD COLAB

X February 20, 2017

HealthPak were after a new design for their Forest and Bird guest amenities range and I was stoked to help them out with a special huia artwork.

I love the folks at Forest and Bird. They work so hard for our birds. Kevin Hague, the Chief Exec at Forest & Bird, wants to spread the word loud and clear that NZ doesn’t live up to the clean green image promoted by the tourism industry and wake people up to what we have to lose if we don’t care for our environment. Teaming up with HealthPak means the message will be seen by squillions.

Can’t get much more powerful than using an image of our super beautiful and now-extinct huia bird. The huia was sacred to the Maori and was once our largest species of wattlebird until overhunting and deforestation wiped them out. The last huia was seen in the Tararua Ranges in 1907. Sooo sad. I so wish huia were still here, playing in the bush. I guess that’s why to me the huia will always symbolise what we’ve lost and a big huge reminder to care for the birds we still have.

The new designs are coming soon – keep your eyes peeled when visiting your favourite New Zealand accommodation for the set that includes Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Body Balm.

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As an aerosol and stencil artist with a fine art degree, Flox has been making her mark on the inner cityscape of Auckland since 2003.

Her trademark native birds, ferns and flowers are a celebration of Aotearoa’s environmental taonga. Using distinctly vibrant and confident colour on a scale combined with delicacy they have magically transformed grey walls into vibrant depictions of the natural world.

Flox swiftly expanded her practice into prints, publications, murals, graphic design, live painting, projects and workshops for both schools and the wider public. She has been involved in numerous collaborations, charity work and both group and solo exhibitions.

Her accessible narratives have broadened the appeal and shaped her into one of New Zealand’s most recognised contemporary artists.

In recent years Flox has focused on refining new ideas, exploring other cultures and pushing her own artistic boundaries. This resulted in a three-month Artist Residency in Taiwan and a journey to Udaipur in India, to expand her international audiences.

Seen everywhere from Berlin, Hong Kong, New York, Taiwan, India and the US, Flox continues spreading her wings and making her presence felt across public spaces and homes worldwide.

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