Sunday, 4 October 2009

Owen Dippie Artwork, Pukekos at White Horse Drive

After a successful exhibition opening last week in Tauranga I was looking forward to a bit of a relaxing week spending time with the family. My two nieces Nicola and Melissa were spending a week with Mum & Dad so I caught a ride back to Whakatane with them. At the roundabout near BayPark we caught up with ex Kawerau artist Owen Dippie and I took these shots of his Street Art with Nicolas camera. (Thats Nicky in the pink tee.)Driving to Tauranga I've often admired the Joker, a painted tribute to Heath Ledger which is now joined by a graphic from "The Grudge" and in progress "Chuckie."
Awesome work Owen!
I was at the end of White Horse Drive recently taking pics of the pooks there - they are so tame cos I suspect the local residents feed them. The little buggers accost you as you get out of your car until they see you aren't there to give them a handout then they lose interest and head back to the murky little pond at the start of the birdwalk. One was talking a bath while another two preened each other. I'm lovin this new camera!


Dad Burger said...

big fan of owen dippie's work although i don't always like his subjects.

your new camera looks amazing. good stuff :)

Mandy said...

I agree. Owen is still a relatively young artist and his subject matter reflects that. I reckon his work will mature as he ages, he certainly has the technical skill so I'd like to see what he's producing in ten years time. Thanks for your comments :)

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

I think it's great to see an artist in you know!
Lovely pook pics too, especially the reflection. My husband pulled some feathers from a 'just hit' pook for me the other week and bought them home for me to use:)

Mandy said...

Aah true love. Your husband is kind enough to pluck the bird for you, my partner gives me the whole carcass! LOL

Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Ah...but mines yet to find me a mummyfied rat! haha.

nznative said...

Thankyou for posting up those pictures of the joker and the grudge.

I'd seen the joker while on holiday up tauranga way and was looking to see if I could find it on the internet.

Its cool that the work has grown since i was up that way.

.......... thats world class street art.

Nice pics and thanks again