The Great Wave at Mt Maunganui (after Hokusai)

This one’s from 2 perspectives, Maunganui replacing Fuji and the Astrolabe Reef in front instead of 3 boats (and 30 terrified people on them)! The wave ended up closer to the original than I intended, not sure why, however it’s my tribute to a great work.

My wave goes R to L in the yokogawa tradition, Hokusai broke new ground in 1831 Japan with his wave going L to R in the European tradition and by using the newly invented/imported Prussian Blue (which signified wealth to purchasers). The key to his wave is the low viewing point/horizon, which emphasises our vulnerability to the power of nature. The subtext is that the wave represents the oncoming/inevitable force of foreign intervention into the closed off empire, with Fuji representing those traditional values. 

Sold by Exhibitions Gallery, Wellington at my June 2021 “In the style of Hiroshige” solo exhibition.

Acrylics on stretched canvas 600x600mm. 

Prints – Archival quality limited edition giclee prints available – professionally printed by Picaflor Fine Art Printing on 350gsm photorag etching paper, mounted in imported acid-free mats (white with black edge) on Eskaprint backing card, packed in clear show bags

$60 for 10″x10″

$78 for 14″x14″ (external mat measures)

Frames (NZ only) – Black thin profile frames are available for the 10″x10″ images at near cost – $30. (Possibly also 14″x14″ frames at $45 – otherwise, I can steer you to NZ supplier/s -Art for Arts Sake, Harrisons at the Mount etc.

(can I recommend to NZ people that you ask for frames also, these sizes are a bit bespoke now (used to be standard UR1 (Aus) supply at Briscoes, but no longer), so I supply frames at near cost to assist. Totally up to you of course)

Email – 

Postage extra at standard NZPost rates. I may be able to deliver framed prints to the Wellington CBD case by case, or someone could collect from Paremata, Porirua – also, posting glass is very possible but collection would be better
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  1. Hey.
    I recently stumbled into your art.
    I love it.
    I’m an English teacher in Japan, I live in Tokyo teaching kids at a school just down the road from the Hokusai art museum.
    Hokusai art is scattered around the school.
    May I show them some of your art in class?
    Also, do you have a print of mission bay or Rangitoto? I’d love to order a couple prints to donate to my school as a gift.

    1. Hi Chris, thanks for that, a lot of those prints have gone to Japan actually as presents. Sure you can show them the site – obviously reproduction is not ok, but do feel free to ask if you have something else in mind. I do prints of the ukiyo-e ones, not the MTMaunganui one as yet but TBA. Im not sure what mission bay or Rangitoto means though, can you quote a number or title from my website and we’ll take it from there. PS apologies for late reply, I was in Doubtful sound this morning, got back to Wgtn tonight -much of the last 4 weeks have been tramping in fiordland, I had to leave my laptop at home. cheers

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