Katrena’s fridge wrap was created using a framed drawing by a member of Katrena’s family. The drawing is a Maori Tiki. The image was photographed then printed to repositonable vinyl and applied to the front door and return of a bar fridge in the client’s laundry as a way to personalise this space without any real wall space to hang pictures. We blew up the image to wrap the entire fridge door for a mural style effect in preference to having a lot of white space around the image as drawn. Wrapping the handle trims of both the top door and bottom door required a deft hand. The easier solution would have been to keep the trim white but it would not have produced a visually clean, seamless finish. Thinking outside the box with alternate canvases for bringing your own custom artwork to life in your home.
Client provides image
We photograph and prepare artwork for print.
Before shot of the fridge
John decided to create a supersized version of the artwork and apply to fridge in a mural style for colour and balance and resulting aesthetic.
What is a Tiki?
The term tiki is applied to carved human figures generally, both by the Maori and by other polynesians. The name possibly has some connection with the myth of Tiki, the first man created by Tane. On the other hand tiki or tikitiki is also a general term for carving in many parts of polynesia, as, for instance, in Niue, where the Tiki myth is unknown and human figures were not carved. In New Zealand, however, tiki is usually applied to the human figure carved in greenstone as a neck ornament. The full name is hei-tiki. source