ideas for your home
I bought a Moa – gone but not forgotten print for my wife’s significant birthday – which is today. We have a tradition in our family that we like to give an additional gift that is “iconic and ironic”. For this birthday I wanted something extra special. She is a Kiwi and I am an Aussie so there is much to plunder. We live in Melb and like most expat kiwis she misses home enormously. I gave her the print this morning and rarely have I seen her so overcome. She (as do I) adores it. Although it hits the iconic and ironic target bullseye, it is just so beautiful and will take pride of place in our home – and give Annie a little taste of home whenever she looks at it. Thank you for your wonderful inventiveness in this work. I’ve attached a photo so you can see the frame I put it in- which suits it well I think.
I have been a big fan of Marika Jane Jones’ work since she started exhibiting in the late 1990’s. I love the way Marika’s work pops in any setting and I have a number of her pieces both oils and prints, hanging in very key positions in my house. I now live outside of New Zealand and her work reminds me of home and where I have come from. I have also given Marika’s prints to a number of important people in my life, both in New Zealand and overseas. All have a very particular aesthetic and finding the right gift to spoil these special people was a challenge. On all occasions they have loved their Marika Jane Jones print and all have hung them in primo positions in their houses too. No doubt for the same reasons I have.
Stephanie – Melbourne