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Milford Moa Riders

Emily Thomas

 Scene 2: Dusk over Milford Sound

This Artwork is printed on perspex. It depicts an imaginative scene of early European settlers riding the extinct native New Zealand bird species, Moa.

The diorama is a 3D scene with various layers of images and measures 300mm wide, 215mm high and 50 mm deep, ready to be hung on the wall or placed on a shelf

While the small scene is the image printed on a single layer of perspex and measures 210mm wide by 145mm high.

Originally from Nelson, Emily completed a BA in Sociology at the University of Auckland in 2001. She developed an interest in costume design as a vocation where her education in social theory and history could be integrated with her artistic skills. Following eight years working as a full-time costume designer and maker at the Court Theatre in Christchurch, Emily has transitioned from adorning actors to adorning walls.

Emily's work is precariously, but consciously, perched on the fine line between kitsch and curiosity-cabinet-cool. Reworking history with a wink.

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