No2 of 3 in this series. I may yet add another tree in the middle foreground, or not. I want the road to push the eye towards Rangitoto Island – so maybe not, 70/30
The 2nd largest of Auckland’s 46 volcanoes (Rangitoto is largest and youngest, only 600yo). I’ve double-named it in English/Maori (“mountain of the kiekie vine”) – in a generation or so we are likely to drop mention of One Tree Hill (a hill somewhere outside London, who cares) for the traditional name.
From the local guidebook -“Maungakiekie’s international profile was lifted after the Irish supergroup U2 wrote the song ‘One Tree Hill’. When the band toured New Zealand in 1984, lead singer Bono visited the landmark and it left a vivid impression. When U2’s crew member, Aucklander Greg Carroll, died as a result of a motorbike accident, the band’s next album, The Joshua Tree, was dedicated to Greg and featured the song ‘One Tree Hill’.“
Acrylics on stretched canvas, 600x600mm. Sold October 2020.