The Fall of Icarus by Bill Hammond
... “Hammond’s signature vistas of colouristic stains and drips of acrylic emerald paint are inhabited by
sharp-beaked, silkily dressed avian beings balanced on finely decorated branches....in this moral lesson ... ”, representations of animal forms and transformations sparked by
Hammond’s dismay at the loss of NZ’s flora and fauna since settlement, perpetrated even by
the very people who celebrated our unique plants ...