A single tui sits in the branches of a flax bush, one of their favourite food sources in this striking oar by Justine Hawksworth.
A feature in any home, lace detailing adorns the top of the blade and base of the blade and parts of the handle. Copper detailing and a single tui feather complete the piece.
The back of the oar is signed, named and dated by the artist and features a small hook to allow the oar to hang as soon as it arrives home.
Dimensions: 1.73m high, the blade is approx. 100mm wide spreading out, handle approx 50mm wide.
Medium: Acrylic, ink and graphite
Dividing her time between family, painting and designing, Justine Hawksworth’s work is largely inspired by the kiwi bach, the beach and the sea; native birds, historic documents, copper and lace combine in contemporary designs.
Raised in Tauranga, Justine graduated from both the Elam School of Fine Art with a Bachelors Degree and Auckland College of Education before teaching Art & Design. Finding the balance of teaching and creating her own works a challenge (on top of raising a family) Justine eventually turned her spare room into her personal studio - although her work sometimes stretches across the kitchen table and into the lounge when multiple works are on the go.
Working from her Mount Eden home, Justine works predominately in acrylic and pencil on recycled marine charts and maps, aiming to evoke thoughts of holidays and places visited, treasures collected and memories made. Recently Justine has added copper elements to her works either as finishing touches to vintage oars or as a canvas in its own right.
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