55 cm x 75 cm, conté and pastels on acid-free coloured-ground Canson paper.
Date produced: March 2001 - May 2002, while living at North Brighton (1992-2004).
Drawn entirely on-site, at the Botanical Gardens in Adelaide. This magnificent tree has so many interesting structures that I had to try my skills at trying to capture some of them.
I am very happy with my finished drawing. A special thanks to all those people who saw me working at the gardens and passed on encouraging comments.
This drawing went through considerable development and was entered in the 2002 Dobell Art Prize at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.