Irihapeti’s NFTs

Mahi Toi

Mahi toi is the Maori term for artwork. I’m diversifying my repertoire by developing a range of NFTs! Designed purely by me alone and listed for sale on Open Sea.


NFT is the abbreviation for a non-fungible token. As to what exactly this means, I think the  explanation posted  here by CNN Business is an easily digestible one.

NFTs can sell for a few cents or for hundreds of dollars (I know, right?). I’ve spent my whole life scribbling and doodling on sheets of paper, or on screen. Occasionally, people have expressed interest and made flattering comments re my various outputs but usually the end results just lie around gathering dust. Recently I read an article about NFTs and decided to investigate. I thought I might create a few… perhaps there’s someone out there who might like my work enough to purchase one. We’ll see. In the meantime it’ll be fun to see what my brain comes up with!

Psychedelic Sheep

Sheep! The endearing woolly critters that flock together in New Zealand’s bright green paddocks. A natural choice to begin with – after all, we are still the nation that has more sheep than human inhabitants.

I love sheep and they are remarkably intelligent. In fact, if you like sheep, you’ll love this podcast from RNZ’s Jesse Mulligan, Sheep: Intelligent, exuberant, and often homosexual.  Clever sheep have very expressive faces.

I’ll be adding more sheep to this set. Perhaps someone else likes them as much as I do.


Images from top left to bottom right:

  1. Who says it’s better to be a lion for a day, than a sheep for all your life?
  2. Lamb in a cage
  3. Frank
  4. Flamboyant
  5. The Black Sheep of the Family

Random Rebuses

Simply put, a rebus is a riddle made up of pictures and symbols. The idea is that you create an image or a series of images and symbols that convey the title, without being provided with the text.

I’m planning to create images using famous people or familiar items. It’s not as easy as it sounds, and there will definitely be more in this set. It’s a matter of ‘watch this space’.

Can you work out what the image above, portrays? Click here for the answer.