Also launched at the March 2014 Gift Fair in Auckland was this New Zealand wall growth chart by Tanya Wolfkamp of Wolfkamp and Stone, for Live Wires NZ Ltd. This is wall height chart for the whole family being 2 metres (200 centimetres) tall and 21 cm wide. Printed on quality 260 gsm card and folded into a convenient A4 sized shrink wrapped pack, perfect for posting overseas or locally.
The height chart iilustrates growth, from the baby in the pram at the bottom to a larger boy at the top of the tree, surrounded by New Zealand birds; the Tui, Fantail, Morepork and Kereru at the top.
The artwork was created by using paper cutouts and collage. After getting the palette worked out I painted lots of large squares of textured paper using a variety of techniques; impasto, roller, watercolour and dry brush. When I was happy with these I scanned them and created the finish artwork in Photoshop.
The height chart looks great on the wall in a child’s bedroom or next to a door jam in the hallway. You can hang the chart full length (the bottom edge flush with the floor) using double sided tape or reusable adhesive tape. Alternatively you could crop the chart to the top of your skirting board, using the bottom edge against the floor as a guide on where to cut (see image below as an example).
This is no longer in print.