Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

June 9, 2010

Painted Boxes: Nikau and Kereru (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Birds,Henderson,Plants — paul @ 7:31 am
Painted Boxes: Nikau and Kereru (Monique Endt)

Painted Boxes: Nikau and Kereru (Monique Endt)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This transformer is outside 13, Forest Hill Road, Henderson. It depicts New Zealand Wood Pigeons gorging themselves on the ripe berries of the nikau palm. The backdrop is the sea and the volcanic Rangitoto Island.

Painting by Monique Endt. Monique is a local artist and has featured here before.


Edit:
This box has been replaced by another, also painted by Monique Endt.

 

July 14, 2010

Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Birds,Massey,Painted Boxes,Plants — paul @ 11:23 am
Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

(Wednesday is for painted boxes.)

This transformer is outside 75 Royal Road, Massey. Painted by local artist Monique Endt with bush scenes, there was also some involvement of Royal Road School, coordinated by Kelly Knowles.

There are birds: kakariki(?), pukeko and NZ wood pigeon above, pukeko, fantail, tui and wood pigeon below. Plants:ferns, kowhai with the yellow flowers, nikau with red berries, cabbage tree with white bloom (bottom left).

Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

  
Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

Painted Boxes: Bush Scenes (Monique Endt)

May 18, 2011

Painted Boxes: Waikumete Impressions (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Glen Eden,Painted Boxes — paul @ 6:59 am
Transformer in West Coast Road by Monique Endt

Transformer in West Coast Road by Monique Endt

This transformer is in West Coast Road, Glen Eden, below the Waikumete Cemetery and near the Waikumete stream. It captures the essential elements of the location: manuka/kanuka shrubbery, the railway line, and most conspicuously the feathery heads of the toi toi on the hillside. The painter is Monique Endt.

June 8, 2011

Painted Boxes: Bush and Birds (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Birds,Henderson,Painted Boxes,Trees — paul @ 6:44 am
Bush and Birds: Monique Endt

Bush and Birds: Monique Endt

This transformer stands outside 13 Forest Hill Road, Henderson. It appears to be a replacement of an earlier transformer, also painted by Monique Endt, the new box sitting on a stately concrete pad, elevated from the ground. Again, New Zealand Wood Pigeons feature prominently, with one of their favorite food sources, the Nikau palm. Ferns and manuka/kanuka trees and kawakawa (whose round leaves always seem to have holes eaten into them) illustrate the bush. A typical pose for the pukeko (swamp hen) shows the almost human hand-like claws. And round the corner a trio of fantails flits about in search of insects.

Painting by Monique Endt. Monique is a local artist and has featured here before.

The Pukeko

The Pukeko

Fantails

Fantails

May 23, 2012

Painted Boxes: Birdlife — Live and Extinct (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Birds,Painted Boxes — paul @ 8:44 am
Huia Birds and Kakapo (Monique Endt)

Huia Birds and Kakapo (Monique Endt)

By the roundabout where Woodlands Park and Minnehaha Roads meet Huia Road, Monique Endt has decorated two large cabinets with images of birds in a bush setting. The Huia and Moa are extinct, while the blue-grey kokako and green kakariki are endangered. Fantail and morepork (our owl) are common parts of our avian population.

There are many boxes by Monique Endt, some of them on this blog.

Moa and other Birds (Monique Endt)

Moa and other Birds (Monique Endt)

December 5, 2012

Painted Boxes: Pohutukawa Impressions (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Massey,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:16 am
Pohutukawa Impressions (Monique Endt)

Pohutukawa Impressions (Monique Endt)

This transformer (with a fridge-like extension on the right) evokes the shapes and colours of the pohutukawa trees which are now blossoming (they are called “New Zealand Christmas Tree” for a reason). Painted by Monique Endt. Situated in Oriel Avenue, Massey East.

June 5, 2013

Painted Boxes: Birds, Bush, Manukau Harbour (Monique Endt)

Filed under: Art,Painted Boxes,Titirangi — paul @ 6:51 am
Birds, Bush, Manukau Harbour (Monique Endt)

Birds, Bush, Manukau Harbour (Monique Endt)

This telecommunications box stands in South Titirangi Road, by the bus shelter at the intersection with McEldowney Road. Painted by Monique Endt, it depicts a mixture of what can be seen in that area: bush views with birdlife (fantails, kereru and tui) and views of the Manukau Harbour.

April 7, 2010

Painted Boxes: Kowhai and Tui

Filed under: Art,Painted Boxes,Te Atatu — paul @ 7:38 am
Painted Boxes: Monique Endt

Painted Boxes: Monique Endt

If it’s Wednesday, there must be a box. This one is found in Beach Road, Te Atatu Peninsula, outside the Hospice (map). The artist is Monique Endt who has a fair number of boxes to her credit. Visit her website.

April 9, 2014

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Filed under: Art,New Lynn,Painted Boxes — paul @ 7:05 am
Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

Painted Boxes: Bush and Boys

This utility box is next to the Lawson Park Rugby League grounds in Willerton Avenue, New Lynn. It appears that the box got too small for all the equipment, so there are appendages, which of course have attracted the taggers (curse them).

There is no signature, but my suspicion is that it is the work of Monique Endt.

Woodpigeon in the Bush

Woodpigeon in the Bush

January 20, 2015

The Hedge

Filed under: Animals,Piha,Smile — paul @ 7:53 am
The Hedge

The Hedge

Piha’s West Coast Gallery attracts visitors with this double-faced hedge. Apart from their wide range of local arts and crafts, they are currently hosting an exhibition of paintings by Monique Endt “Summer Emotions” (until February 15).

A number of Monique’s painted utility boxes have appeared on this blog before.

West Coast Gallery

West Coast Gallery

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