This print is called THE ANZAC PINE. It was one of the hero pieces from my 2019 Hawkes Bay exhibition HILL COUNTRY which explored epic familiar views from up Te Mata Peak. This print features the gnarly old pine that sits off the northern shoulder of the peak. From much of Hawke’s Bay this tree appears as just a black blob towards the top of a distant Te Mata Peak. It actually has a really cool story. It was planted many years ago by Hastings man, and Gallipoli soldier, Mick Howard with seeds derived from the original Pine that stood at the approach to ‘plateau 400’ at Gallipoli. The Turks had cut down all but one of the pine trees lining the slopes so it became known as ‘lone pine ridge’ and this is the grandchild of that tree. It is one of 4 giclee prints from the show and is a signed and numbered limited edition of 1/20. The print itself is 500x700mm.