TARANAKI FESTIVAL OF LIGHT FANTASTICAL FORESTFantastical Forest
By Flox x Sweats
This artwork pays homage to the unique geography and flora/fauna that form part of the Taranaki region, both now and in days gone by.
The Kamahi Walk in East Egmont otherwise known as The Goblin Forest, is a local tourist attraction and has been compared to that of a fantasy movie. Kamahi trees interweave and curl themselves around existing trees, creating a very distinctive, gnarled and twisted-like forest.
This ancient setting has formed the basis of inspiration for this artwork. Fantastical goblin-like faces and enchanted creatures follow the viewer with their eyes and interweave amongst Kamahi botanicals and an extinct pair of Huia, while bright neon pops of colour contrast to an otherwise dense forest-like pale