This year's Christmas pants are pretty special! This beautiful delicate detail is a New Zealand special! The print comes from the Pohutukawa, a tree is often referred to as the New Zealand native Christmas tree because it has vibrant red flowers that are at their peak mid to late December.
The design is from an original linoprint by Australian artist Neil Mattila. Neil very kindly donated his fee to Project Crimson who over the last 26 years have been replanting Pohutukawa and its closely related cousin Rata, along with many other native trees throughout New Zealand.
'The Pohutukawa design was inspired by a visit to the North Island of New Zealand. I explore print making through the mediums of intaglio etching, vinyl-linocut prints, monotype prints, pastels and watercolours. The inspiration for my designs comes from my observations and travels.'
Follow Neil on Instagram @namattila. Neil's work is exhibited & sold at Beachside Emporium Kiama. You can contact Neil via email on email@example.com
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