Water colour painting of a closed circular helix.


This artwork sold but is still available as a print (see my listings).


If you are interested in commissioning me for a similar work the contact me on my contacts page or by email: kiri@kirijones.co.nz and we can discuss the details.


I am fascinated with the artistry in science and nature, especially when you uncover beautiful simplicity. I wanted to bring science and nature to art.


During the process I was thinking about the conical shape of the nets that can be used to catch thousands of little Inanga fish. Imagine a tornado, this is a conical helix. I thought about water creating a helical movement within the net and the fish being carried along it and tried to portray this in my imagery.


This lead on to exploring a closed circular helix. I manipulated the colour, the shading and also the positioning of the small fish to swim in opposing directions to create a 3 dimensional effect.


‘Magnitism’ is a closed circular helix, we see helices in DNA. This series has really allowed me to shine a spotlight on the simple beauty of geometric shapes and mathematical patterns that are in our natural environment. It’s fun to appreciate this beauty, but what I think is more important is our quest to use scientific methods to grow the knowledge we can glean from nature and acting on what we learn.



Name: 'Magnitism'

Medium: Water Colour Paint & Indian Ink on Archival Paper

Image Size: 58cm diameter

Availability: SOLD (Email me through my Contact page to discuss commissioning a similar piece).


  • Purchasing Options:

    Total of $5500 NZD (Unframed & excluding freight costs)
    Credit card and bank transfer payments are accepted.


  • Framing Details:

    We make a bespoke wooden circlular frame to perfectly fit this artwork.


    The exterior diameter is 80cm, interior diameter approximately 61cm to jut up against the image.


    Width: 18mm thick.

    No mat board required.

    Acid-free foam backing board.

    Glass 3mm.