Kea SRA2 "Kia Kaha"
Limited Edition digital print (250 SRA2)
by artist Nikki McIvor
Kea Info Card
The kea (Nestor notabilis) is the world's only mountain parrot.
This native parrot is highly intelligent and is a nationally threatened species. Fewer than 5,000 kea remain in the wild, and only in the South Island of New Zealand. Known for its cheeky antics, the kea is sometimes seen as a pest and the Department of Conservation issues guidelines on how to live in a conflict-free manner with Kea.
Says Nikki about this drawing:
“On the afternoon of Friday 15th March 2019, I was in the process of putting the finishing touches on this drawing when the mosque shootings occurred in Christchurch.
Through the shock in the aftermath of these attacks, the saying on everyone’s lips was Kia Kahaor “stay strong”.
The word Kiais pronounced the same as Keaand because of this I introduced a small Toki Pounamu necklace to the drawing which represents strength and courage in times of adversity.”
Wild Grey Fox produces images by Nikki McIvor onto prints, cards, gift tags and homeware like tea towels, aprons and grocery bags. Our aim - objects that are lovely to use, ecologically responsible and made to last.
A3 500 | B3 250 | SRA2 250