St David ‘ s Presbyterian Church, Petone, Wellington NZ. Built in the 1890s.
A drawing of the classic Victorian and Edwardian houses that cover the western slopes of Mt Victoria in Wellington.
Nine giant kina shells (sea eggs) by new zealand sculptor Michael Tuffery grace the Kumutoto Wharf in Wellington Harbour, where I often eat my lunch on a sunny day.
The shells range 2 to 3 meters in diameter and weigh over 7 tonnes each.
In part they acknowledge the history and physical geography of the area, the kina shells being interpreted as a reference to a midden that would have existed as part of the Kumutoto Pa.
It’s been awhile since I sketched a fellow commuter. My wife says I am weird.
Artists proofs of my first edition of prints have arrived from the printer. Very exciting for me, and the quality blows my mind.