This limited edition print of a wild goat is entitled "Bulletproof Soul".
Goats (Capra hircus) were introduced to New Zealand in the early days of European settlement for food, to estabish a commercial fibre industry, and for weed control. Nowadays, DOC sometimes controls feral goat populations using Judas goat technology. A goat is caught, fitted with a radio-collar and released back into the area. This animal - known as a Judas - then hopefully joins up with any remaining mob of goats, allowing the hunter to locate and shoot the mob.
In this painting, Nikki explores the moment where a hunter a cornered a goat. He is proud, defiant even. It’s as though the goat is saying:
“You can’t break my soul.”
The drawing was inspired by the title a Sade song called ‘Bulletproof Soul”.
Printed on high quality art paper in Greytown.
The artist is Nikki McIvor and the original is in coloured pencil and pen.
The print is 420 x 297mm (A3) and is one of a limited run of 500.