Pewter artist, Ninette Kruger translated New Zealand artist, Anna Mollekin’s drawing, called Kiwi’s Lace in a 3-D, hand-embossed pewter artwork
How Kiwi’s Lace was embossed in pewter
Contemporary artist, Anna Mollekin’s love of New Zealand inspired this unique Kiwi bird artwork.
“I wanted to celebrate our country and its beautiful flora and fauna. New Zealand is the fabric of my being”, says Anna.
The lace also reflects the delicate and intertwined connection between the native New Zealand birds and it’s habitat.
This New Zealand contemporary artwork depicts a stylised Kiwi bird amongst beautiful flora.
A look at how Ninette created this pewter artwork
This piece was recently showed at the Florals & Flutters Art Exhibition for Mental Health Awareness
The significance of Kiwi’s Lace to pewter artist, Ninette Kruger
I really enjoyed embossing ‘Kiwi’s Lace’. Firstly, this art collaboration was decided on during October, which is “Save the Kiwi” month.
This beautiful drawing by Anna reminded me of how uniquely each of us are created, and how important each piece of creation is, and how specifically it was designed to fit within a greater purpose.
It reminded me of the delicate balance between Kiwi’s and their indigenous habitat, and how vulnerable they are with predators.
This piece is also a celebration piece to me, my biggest embossing project to date, and such a wonderful statement piece with its copper highlights.
I was filled with gratitude and wonder at the beautiful friendship that I formed with Anna (whom I haven’t met in person yet), just because both of us were willing to take a chance on collaborating. We have learned so much from each other and on this journey, and that is something I am deeply grateful for.
Kiwi’s Lace Close-up
‘Kiwi’s Lace’ was embossed on pewter sheet. The copper highlights were achieved by adding copper patina, which reacts to the copper content in pewter and turns the pewter a beautiful copper colour.
This piece measure 50x50cm and took 27.5 hours to emboss and patina.
Pewter does tarnish and darken over time, which adds to the character of the piece. This is a natural process which occurs as the metal reacts to natural elements such as humidity and oxidation.
The piece can be polished up with metal polish to restore its original shine.
The timeless and bespoke ‘Kiwi’s Lace’ Pewter Artwork is now available
‘Kiwi’s Lace’ has been handcrafted to the highest quality standards. The art collector of this set will receive a certificate of authenticity signed by both Ninette Kruger and Anna Mollekin giving you the peace of mind that this is truly a limited edition collector’s artworks.
There’s only one of these available, so if you’re serious about collecting art and collecting precious wall art NZ themed, that is one-of-a-kind and timeless, now’s your chance. This exclusive NZ artwork is now available for purchase from The Art Lounge Gallery
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