Work of the Month


Kowhai (D22)

Acrylic on Paper

Designed in Wellington in 1949 before she set out for Europe, here Avis has drawn the New Zealand native plant, the Kowhai. It was unusual to represent native flora on dress fabrics at this time, but Avis based several of her designs on them - Karaka Berries (D 20), Hebe, Native Rose (D10),Flax (D13), Fern,another version of the Kowhai (D 19) and Kowhai and Pohutakawa (D 15)