Art by Claire Jensen - Huia feather
Decorative and symbolic the Huia feather represents both beauty and sorrow for what is lost. The Huia bird of New Zealand was once a sacred creature revered by Maori but was pushed to extinction by human activity when its habitat was reduced and the feathers made popular in European culture. Huia feathers have long been a revered object in Maori culture symbolising mana and respect. They have become a poignant object to be admired in contemporary NZ culture.
Made from salvaged rimu and painted with acrylic paint.
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Claire Jensen is based in the small, coastal town of Opunake. She works from her home studio, The Brown Bach Studio, where she creates art from salvaged materials. Claire’s themes often relate to New Zealand, the environment and nature. Her most recent work represents the flora and fauna of New Zealand as objects of devotion.
Originally from the South Island, Claire spent her childhood and early adulthood in Australia, primarily in tropical North Queensland. There she studied Visual Arts majoring in sculpture and printmaking, later she went on to study education and has worked in Australia, the UK and New Zealand as an art teacher.
She enjoys working with found objects and collected materials such as wood, metal and plastic as she is passionate about reusing resources and creating art with a sustainable ethos.
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