Mark also has an award winning mural that you can see on the corner Malfroy & Old Taupo Rd titled “Care for the world, and it shall care for you”.
Many of his pieces are created using pencil and clay and he tries to use eco-friendly products where possible.
‘SMIRK 1’ -(Nun) $315 | Limited Edition 2/10 | A3
‘CONNECTION’ $315 | Limited Edition 4/10 | A3
‘SKATE AWAY’ $315 | Limited Edition 2/10 | A3
‘SMIRK 2’ (woman from Myanmar) $315 | Limited Edition 1/10 | A3
WHAKAPAPA/FAMILY TREE | SOLD
The models body position show women’s warmth and kindness. While the family tree represents the strength, all women poses. This work demonstrates the innate connection of all humans to earth itself, and particularly so for Māori. Māori have a strong understanding and belief of this connection. The connection is depicted by the flowing and fading combination of the models arm moko ora with the horizon, the intertwining of the tree’s branches with the model’s hair and skin, and the model’s moko ora embedded in the tree. Her whakapapa embedded in the tree’s trunk seeks to give strength to the model’s whakapapa through the representation of the intricacy and dynamic shapes of the tree. This symbolises the love, growth and complexities of families and family relationships. While the distinct light-source on the tree represents the life force and ability for the tree/whakapapa to continue to grow.