Forest Edge

Patricia Howitt

Kaeo, New Zealand

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Acrylic on board overall size 16′ × 8′.

This is the central portion of a large work I painted a few years ago using acrylic house paint on full size stage flats – it was done for the 1978 Exhibition of Hunting & Outdoor Sports held in Wellington. When local NZDA members heard of this project, a whole lot of surplus, part-used cans of paint turned up. It’s amazing how well the colors (with a bit of mixing) fitted the project,

Below is a picture of the NZDA Research stand – before the crowds came in. Research was being done by NZDA into Sika Deer in the Kaimanawas and Red Deer in the Tararuas, and it involved research into deer numbers using faecal pellet counts and palatable plant species by plotting terrain treansects. Another research initiative which proved to be indeed groundbreaking is recorded HERE

It’s a pity this was before the days of the PC, or I am sure there would have been a couple of computers on the stand. As it was, we were working with a Forest Service scientist and a statistician.

It isn’t anywhere in particular – just a distillation of the New Zealand bush. The tree in the center is a NZ Rimu .

This image is not as sharpa s I’d have liked. I am hoping to get a new scanner before too long, which should help. I have souped this image up a bit with Photoshop, but it’s available only in small sizes.

When I visited the NZDA national office a couple of years later, I found this work filling one wall – what a thrill! So when I finally became NZDA CEO, it was in mny office. Where it is now, if it still exists, I have no idea.

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