|An early drawing of Caves Beach|
|An impressive environment - before cave collapsed|
The drawing and paintings were done in the mid 60s.
|One of many drawings of beach at the tme|
At the time I was impressed with the sculpture and drawings of Henry Moore. Over the years I have collected bones and stones reflecting my interest in Henry Moore. The soft papa clay cliff are shaped by waves into Henry Moore shapes.
|Reclining figure Henry Moore|
It also seems, on reflection, the hard edge style of NZ artist Don Binney must have been an influence. Binney's art shows a real affinity with the Auckland West Coast landscape and his longtime interest in ornithology.
I am impressed that I was interpreting the environment with a reasonably abstract style.
|My 'Henry Moore' bones|
|A more abstracted drawing of the beach|
|First painting of Waverley Caves Beach|
|Second Painting - even more abstract|
|Bird from Binney ( detail)|
The birds in the painting were derived from a mutton chop bone (Henry Moore) and maybe Binney .
|Last painting of Beach|
|Caves Beach today - a changing lanscape|
|Drawing of beach in the 80s in a realistic style|