Although this is a painting done in surrealist style, it contains icons of Northern New  Zealand's coastline. In the foreground is a century plant, or agave, many examples of which can be found growing wild at coastal locations throughout the North of New Zealand. Filling the middle ground is the representation of the coastal sands and of course the ocean. Overlooking all this this are the hills, done in human form to represent the trend for populating the slopes surrounding many of our bays.

Sunrise over the Century