Street Prints Mauao Mural Mt Maunganui 2017

The theme of this festival resonated with Flox: “What Is the most important thing in this world?” “He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” (It is The People, The People, The People)

For Flox, the most important people in her world are her kids, Bo and Indi. This piece is very much a representation of them – A portrait of Bo adorned with flying Kõtare which represent Indi (as this is his middle name)

During Flox’s research into local legends of Mauao (Mount Maunganui) she came across one about the Patupaiarehe – local Forrest Fairies that were thought to have dragged Mauao out to the position in which he sits now. The Patupaiarehe were also thought to be fair skinned and with red hair!…”another reason I chose to use my boy as my muse in this piece!”.

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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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Flox Portrait