A very dear friend commissioned me to create this piece - it was an open brief. The curls are influenced by my love of the koru (fern frond) which symbolises new beginnings. My friend and his partner were at the time making their dreams of living on the land a reality. We both agreed the design captured this new exciting stage in their lives.
This is one of my favourite 'animal themed' creations. Must admit it took sometime as the animal print had to be created individually and then the white ceramic mosaic placed around each one. But well worth the effort. And it's for sale - see Etsy.
The Koru represents the un-curling fern frond as it opens up bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality along with a strong sense of re-growth or new beginnings