Wall Art - Fantail - By Aimee Gruar
A REcord of IT! - McPhail and Gadsby
Using old vinyl records, Aimee Gruar has created silhouettes of native New Zealand birds which conveniently attach to a wall with blu-tack. Complete with their own original album cover, these light weight pieces of unique art make great gifts to send within New Zealand or overseas.
The New Zealand fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa) is a small insectivorous bird, the only species of fantail in New Zealand. It has four subspecies: R. f. fuliginosa in the South Island, R. f. placabilis in the North Island, R. f. penita in the Chatham Islands, and the now-extinct R. f. cervina formerly on Lord Howe Island. It is also known by its Māori names, pīwakawaka, tīwakawaka or piwaiwaka; the common pied morph is also known as pied fantail (not to be confused with the Malaysian or Philippine pied fantails), and the uncommon dark morph is also known as black fantail (not to be confused with the black fantail of New Guinea). The species has been considered by many to be conspecific (the same) as the grey fantail of Australia and New Caledonia; however, due to significant differences in its calls, many authorities now treat it as a separate species.
Fantail - Width - 210mm x Height - 190mm
Record Cover - Width-310mm x Height 315mm
Please Note - The 'in situ mockup' is merely an example of visual representation within an environment and does not truly reflect the size of the work. Please refer to the measurements above for the exact dimensions of this wall art.