Michael Smither

Coral Head with Fish



760 × 560 mm


About this artwork

Initialed, dated 2020 and numbered.
Second edition

Image Size: 440 x 370 mm
Paper Size: 760 x 560 mm
Limited edition of: 66

Additional Information

This screensprint was adapted from the original painting ‘Coral Head with Blue-Green Fish’ 2002.

“Inspired by a dive in Fiji, the fish retreat into the shelter of the coral as I approached and emerged again on my withdrawal. The brain like shape of the coral and the fish sheltering & emerging, made me think of the process of dreams – how ideas & images emerge as we sleep and disappear back into our subconscious when we wake.”
– Michael Smither

Artist bio

“Michael Smither was made a CNZM in 2004 for his services to art.  It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work and achievement of this New Zealand artist who shows us so much of where we come from and of what shapes us.”

- Helen Clark, former Prime Minister & Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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