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 piece depicts the Maui, in the form of a hawk, fleeing the flames of Mahuika.
- The contrast in the depiction of both entities, highlight the perception of wind and flame; Maui consisting of long flowing lines, and Mahuika comprised of long lines punctuated by harsh tips
- The storm depicted in the illustration is comprised of multiple contrasting elements. The waving trees accompanied by the straight-lined rainfall allow for a certain dynamic in which both interact yet remain distinctly opposed
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Reproduction prints are as close as possible to the paper sizes available without compromising the aspect ratios of the original artworks