242 Broadway Newmarket ‘Te Ti Tutahi’ 2019

This piece makes reference to the geographic location of Newmarket, situated in a triangle between Mt Hobson, Mt Eden and The Domain in central Auckland. Painted as triangles, these three points also symbolise the three different Pa sites that once inhabited these maunga.

European Oak branches encapsulate the scene as these are prevalent at Mt Hobson today while a lone Cabbage Tree makes an appearance, a direct reference to one in which stood on the corner of Mortimer Pass and Broadway until 1908.

Kaka birds fly inward, a nod to past and present. The feathers were once used by local Maori in the creation of their Kahu Huruhuru (feather cloaks) – with Kaka feathers in particular being used to symbolise leadership – a homage to Newmarket and it’s progression into the future.

Special thanks to @mroscarlow for your support and technical assistance, and to Newmarket Business Association for being such awesome clients.

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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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