Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Wainuiomata Hills 1

Wainuiomata Hills 1
Wellington, NZ

In 2006 we lived in Wellington, high above the harbour looking East over some magnificent mountains and foothills. Cleared of native vegetation by settlers in the 1840s, these hills have never recovered their former glory. The survivors of the Wahine tragedy were washed up on the beaches at the foot of the hills. Here is a photograph of the same range, from which I drew inspiration for this more abstract painting.