Ernest Mervyn Taylor was a renowned New Zealand engraver well known for manipulating a wide variety of media. His philosophy of bringing art to the masses are perpetuated by the wide range of murals and publications that he has crafted through the years.
• Medium: Ink on Rice Paper
• The placement of the female (right) in the foreground as opposed to the male (left) in the background allows for the proper visualization of sexual dimorphism whilst highlighting shared characteristics through punctuated curves
• The flow of the piece allows the Huia to fit perfectly in the middle without overpowering not being lost in the scenery
• The use of crosshatching on the huia feathers and wattles contrasts with the environment it is placed it highlighting the birds further
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