X October 19, 2022

“Past and Present”
The Huia which was thought to be last seen in the Wairarapa region dominates the left side of the artwork, while our beloved North Island Kokako faces her from the right.
This artwork pays homage to what we once had in the form of our Huia (now extinct), while paying respect to the success story of the now thriving North Island Kōkako, thanks to the local Pukaha Bird Sanctuary’s conservation efforts.
The brightly blue coloured manu is surrounded in native Karo flowers, leaves and fruit, a favourite food source for the Kōkako.
The left side of the artwork includes our native Hīnau plant, a popular forrest fruit of our Huia, while the soft palette portrays a bygone era, or something lost.

This artwork is a celebration of what we have, but also reminds us of our precious taonga, and to not take our unique flora and fauna for granted.



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My Story

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.

Flox Portrait