One of the 36 illustrations just completed for the book 'Taketakerau, The Millennium Tree', now available in New Zealand.
The book tells the story of a 2000 year old tree, and major events of New Zealand history, alongside a world timeline.
Shining cuckoo - pipiwharauroa, and longhorn beetle (huhu) in the foreground.
See also some book spreads at
Acrylic on board 15" x 20". Forest, trees, regeneration, growth, green, saplings, fungus, beetle, cuckoos.