Spirit of the Tarairi Tree
by Patricia Howitt
Set of folded stationery cards printed on bright white, smooth card stock to bring your personal artistic style to everyday correspondence. Each card is blank on the inside and includes a soft white, European fold envelope for mailing.
This tree is on the sacred hill behind my property. It is the Tarairi (Beilschmiedia tarairi) of the Laurel family, found only north of Auckland. Its leaves are in some respects like the loquat, only smaller. This hill is covered in untouched forest, with many Tarairi trees, and at the right time of day on a sunny day, some wonderful effects of lighting appear among the trees and tree ferns. Acrylic on canvas board, 12 × 16in.