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Detail of Back of Gorgeous Fantail bird sculpture from Salvaged Coromandel Kauri wood by Tony Howse, Kauri Cliff Art Gallery, Whangamata, New Zealand.
Detail of Head of Gorgeous Fantail bird sculpture from Salvaged Coromandel Kauri wood by Tony Howse, Kauri Cliff Art Gallery, Whangamata, New Zealand.
Gorgeous Fantail bird sculpture from Salvaged Coromandel Kauri wood by Tony Howse, Kauri Cliff Art Gallery, Whangamata, New Zealand.
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Fantail Sculpture

Tony Howse

New Zealand

Sculpture, Wood on Wood

Size: 25 W x 40 H x 25 D in

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The Fantail, or pīwakawaka is one of the few native bird species in New Zealand that has been able to adapt to an environment greatly altered by humans. Originally a bird of open native forests and scrub, it is now also found in exotic plantation forests, in orchards and in gardens. This gorgeous Fantail is double sided, with three decorative feathers on the backside of the sculpture. Please enquire for more images. Size: 40in x 25in x 25in Kauri, dating back to the Jurassic period, are amongst the largest and longest living trees in the world. The British came to the Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand to fell Kauri in the 1830 - 1890's, used for spars for their warships. Kauri’s unique quality of having a mostly branchless trunk, provided knot-less timber with extraordinary strength. Later, the trees were exported to America to build the city of San Francisco during the gold boom, and to the UK to refurbish the City of London. Early loggers would take the trunk and leave the head and root system of the tree behind.  Sculptor Tony Howse has devoted himself to recovering what Kauri head remain and he collects this precious wood all over the Coromandel Peninsula. Within the knotted, twisted and ancient wood, lies timber grain of extraordinary colour and beauty. Guided by the contour and patterns of the wood, Tony spends a long time contemplating each individual piece of salvaged Kauri, to see what form hides within before he starts the work of sculpting, uncovering the form. Tony Howse uses native birds and other forms from nature as the main inspiration for his artworks. More art can be viewed at www.kauricliffartgallery.co.nz Kauri sculpture pieces of interest online can be photographed from different angles and images and video sent to clients for viewing before purchase. All art from Kauri Cliff Art Gallery by Tony Howse is fully insured and ships in a custom-built professionally made crate.se of Kauri Cliff Art Gallery, Whangamata, New Zealand.

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Wood on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:25 W x 40 H x 25 D in

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KAURI SCULPTURE AT ITS FINEST BY AWARD WINNING ARTIST Tony Howse has been sculpting New Zealand native timber for over 30 years. His appreciation and knowledge is reflected in his works, creating beautiful Kauri artworks that embrace New Zealand's natural environment and cultural history. Every piece is unique, and tells its own story. The Coromandel, New Zealand has been a major influence in his exploration of sea life and the coastal landscape through his salvaged Kauri wood sculptures. Tony began sculpting in 1991 and has exhibited and won awards many times in galleries and at art shows throughout New Zealand. Private collectors in Europe, America and Japan have acquired most of his work to date. Tony is driven by his ability to see wood and stone in its raw form, and visualise the artwork within the piece. He derives great pleasure in enabling people to see the hidden beauty that lies within native and exotic timbers. Tony works with many different kinds of wood, but Kauri lies closes to his heart. Tony has devoted himself to recovering what Kauri head remain and he collects this precious wood all over the Coromandel Peninsula. Within the knotted, twisted and ancient wood, lies timber grain of extraordinary colour and beauty.  Guided by the contour and patterns of the wood, Tony spends a long time contemplating each individual piece of salvaged Kauri to see what shape hides within, before he starts the work of sculpting, uncovering the form. Tony also uses parts of the root system as table legs for his Kauri Design pieces. Tony Howse uses native birds and other forms from nature as his main inspiration. All art from Kauri Cliff Art Gallery by Tony Howse is fully insured and ships in a custom-built professionally made crate.

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