EARTHFEATHER ART

What we do...

Josephine is a creative that utilizes creative outputs as a way of healing her being.  It's like meditation to wānanga with your works, collaborating with the spirit of the pieces we produce.

-Painting

-Large scale murals

-Sketching and drawing

-Printmaking

-Logo Design

-Graphic Design

- Music album and single cover art

-Tee shirt design

Earthfeather

logo

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE:

The feather in the center is a 'Huia' feather. These were revered by māori and would adorn chiefs. These birds are now extinct in Aotearoa. The gold color on black is our sovereignty we did not cede. It is our mauri that flows through our veins. The box in the center of the circle is sacred geometry for 'Earth.' The pattern within is sacred geometry for 'Spirit'. This is our wairua. All sits within a circle of unity. This image is how I discribe my music.

kaMĀNU

song by Rob Ruha, Bella Kalolo, Ria Hall, Majic, Seth Haapu, Troy Kingi, Maisey Rika...

It was an honor to be a part of this whakahirahira and develop the cover art for this track under the guidance of Maisey. 

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE:
The kahu is the symbol for the Hawks of takaparawhau (boothill) but also for standing rock. The Hiko behind, is a reference to tēnei waiata. The tohora and honu (pacific / turtle island) migration. The white star icon on red is reference to West Papua. The image behind the hands is one taken at Ihumaatao when they sang to their maunga "Te Puketaapapa a Hape". The mauna kea symbol at the bottom but also the Waikato-Tainui niho taniwhaa. The font style is like the old native land maps. The white and black and red at the center is our Tino Rangatiratanga. The circle is the new beginning and new dawn. The heart is the symbol for Ihumaatao. The shackles on the wrists equals the broken agreement of the Tīriti ō Waitangi. 

Teeshirts

legacy

STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE:
 

We designed these tee shirts for the Legacy (by Earthfeather) music video to showcase  issues we as a nation go through silently or refuse to address, see, hear, talk about and feel. Our kids chose to wear their hearts on chest and be the change we needed to see. Each shirt represented an issue or message.

- I'm over racism

- protect ihumātao (not designed by Earthfeather)

-keep your coins we want change (child poverty)

-Homeless not hopeless 

-Te Reo Māori First

-Suicide sux 

-Use your words not fists