Kaitaia Mural (Outside Orana Motel)

What an honour it was, all these years later, to return to my hometown and leave my mark.

This artwork’s dimensions were unique (over 30 metres long by only around 2 metres at it’s highest) so I wanted to draw reference to the left and right ends of the piece by utilising birds found from both the east and west coasts of the Far North. An NZ Dotterel from Ahipara swoops in from the left while the Kuaka (Godwit) from Houhora Heads takes flight from the right side of the artwork.

The patterns and colour scheme are chosen to depict the the sky, water, wind and earth, while the central Kaka (once spotted in Diggers Valley just outside of the township) represents leadership and strength, a guardian for the town of Kaitaia as the mural sits at the very northern end of town.

Special thanks to @shereewagenerartistry and @sweats for your endless support and working through till sundown!


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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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