A couple of good friends put in a request for an aviation themed teabag artwork. Having spent a lot of time around planes and airfields over the years, it seemed like a great challenge, and ‘High Tea’ was the artwork that emerged.
Two iconic aircraft feature in the artwork. Flying at the top is the Spitfire, a single-seater fighter with its classic elliptical wings, and underneath the Tiger Moth a two seater biplane used for training. Below them the airfield stretches out complete with control tower, hangars and windsock.
My inspiration for the airfield scene comes from multiple sources: The rows of flat hangars can be seen at smaller airfields like Ardmore in Auckland and Ashburton Airfield, the control tower is similar to those seen at many of our regional airports, and the hills in the background are reminiscent of the Port Hills that rise behind the now moth-balled Wigram Aerodrome in Christchurch.
The windsock was a non-negotiable inclusion. When we went on road trips as a child, my brother and I would always look to see if the wind sock was “working” as we drove past airfields. So the wind sock takes pride of place by the runway, and of course I made sure that it was “working”.
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Additional Information about this Limited Edition Artwork
Artist: Margaret White
Title: High Tea
Edition Size: Edition of 10
Medium: Linocut on teabags (various varieties), mounted on acid-free printmaking paper
Dimensions of Artwork (H x W): 250mm x 250mm
Framing : White solid wood box frame. Artwork float mounted onto acid-free mat. Frame ready to hang on delivery with fixings on frame (picture hook not included).
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