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Trevor Lloyd

Te tangi o te moa

Te tangi o te moa by Trevor Lloyd

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Made for the enjoyment of his family, this unique fantasy painting is one of Lloyd’s most ambitious works. The last giant moa has fallen, its body watched over by a gathering of native birds and patupaiarehe, mythic Māori fairy folk. The cacophony of squawks and cries is almost audible. Lloyd captures the personalities of the various birds: the pukeko, a little stand-offish, looks on inquisitively; the gregarious kea shares the news with a late arrival still in flight; and the kākāpo, notoriously shy and retiring, sits on the outer edge of the group. (Enduring Nature: Hoki Atu Hoki Mai, 2004)

Title
Te tangi o te moa
Artist/creator
Production date
1907
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
520 x 380 mm
Inscription
Trevor Lloyd
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Miss Connie Lloyd, 1983
Accession no
1983/17
Other ID
1983/17/C
Copyright
No known copyright restrictions
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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