Concept Plypod featuring epiphytic small tree Griselinia lucida.
Pollen Treebone cast onsite in pumiceous white concrete to complement The Cape Rienga White Rata - alive and well in her 7th year.
Epiphytic White rata - Metrosideros bartlettii toughing it out on a rooftop garden.
Epiphytic Kapuka - Griselinia lucida grown from cutting over pumice to expose root formation.
Epiphytic Northern Rata - Metrosideros robusta, growing in Pollen Plypod - above ground tree propagation frame.
The amazing aerial roots of epiphytic White Rata - Metrosideros bartlettii growing over purpose built shrine in Auckland NZ.
Concept epiphytic tree sculpture in cast concrete. Northern Rata is a naturally occurring NZ epiphyte capable of forming an immense trunk from it fused aerial roots.
An urban scale epiphytic tree sculpture concept. This precast concrete sculpture promotes the ultimate tri-trunked form and provides shelter for the passer by.
A mate brought this lil' guy back from Japan for me, the home of Shrine tree appreciation.
In 1996 I designed this representation of NZ Northern Rata as the centre piece of the natural environment exhibition and Te Papa NZ's national museum. Still a favourite today.