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All works printed by the artist on Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper and K3 Archival Inks.

 

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Mr. Walker and Diana kissy kissing! Love is always a reason to celebrate. This Phantom kiss is sheeted back to a simple New Zealand word. Each “Aroha” is one more Maori word out there teaching us to find an acceptance and eventually a love and ownership of New Zealand's own, special language. Why is the Phantom so prevalent in New Zealand art? All of my Phantom images start at a simple place. They ask the question, “what is it with images of the Phantom created by New Zealand artists and why can a simple plagiarized image demand figures in excess of 30,000 New Zealand dollars??!!” I do not really care so long as I can join in as I loved the Phantom all through my childhood and love the simple pleasure of black line painting. I decided that I wanted my images of Mr. Walker to reflect some idea of New Zealand in reference. So, without putting too finer point on it, I sometimes get to sit in my studio and create compositions of a cartoon character and draw and colour him in for a living.