Having lived in London for six years, I was beginning to miss New Zealand so anything that reminded me of home was welcome. It was around this time I was looking for art for my new flat. This was an opportunity to add a little New Zealand to my living space.
I searched for New Zealand art and posters but I didn't come across the right piece. I had a vision in my head – it had to be something minimal but authentic. I liked the idea of vintage travel posters or maps.
I considered the idea of creating something myself, but an original design wouldn't have the authenticity I wanted. I remembered a postcard my mother had sent me and the stamp she used. So I started exploring NZ post stamps and came across a series from 1931.