2021—09, NZ

snow floats effortless
as feathers fall gradually—
swept under a tree

Sunk into his seat, eyes rested—yet keenly present, he pondered his position amongst Fukurō-gumi and his ever-waning health. The responsibilities he would not be able to uphold, for the many under him. The responsibilities for his family, his children. The responsibilities to his nation he'd have to lay to rest.

To him the passing of time held weight, that what he was doing is important.

Editorial, Illustration
2021—05, NZ

"I still have nightmares about that day. I see a knife sliding under my rib cage, opening up my organs. My mind goes back to the farm from my childhood; the times when the butcher came to our house, me watching him drag his blade through the lambs’ throats before stringing them up. How easy it was. His wrist jerking, then the hot rope of blood. The smell of it. The offal sliding out with a slap on the concrete. Years later, I would stop eating meat. Only violence has this power of change." - JP Pomare

Working under Art Director; Toby Morris with Spinoff, I had the honour to envision JP Pomare’s vivid imagery from his piece Scattershots.

Article on Spinoff

Auckland in Aoteroa
Editorial, Illustration
2021—04, AU

Working with Australian-based Art Director, Dané Stojanovic for Grazia’s: At Home City Guide we designed a little snippet of home, here in Auckland and my ideal little kiwi snack, a steak & cheese pie alongside a flatwhite. 
Publication, Illustration
2021—02, UK

“A mysterious narrator witnesses three change-making moments of rebellion and revolution - and one of them is now.” —Marcus Sedgwick

Alongside Penguin Random House’s Ruth Knowles, Sean Williams, and writer Marcus Sedgwick, we created Together We Win: an inspiring young adult’s tale on the strength of people in poignant—now historical—moments.

Published by UK–based Pop-Up Project amongst many other beautiful books in the series 10 Stories to Make a Difference.