Gloria M Excelsa

Mixed media - dyes, pencil,
acrylic paint, oil paint, oil stick
on canvas

Size - 30 x 30 cm

          From cliff-top
          It wreathes clay
          Entwines rock
          Gripping tight
          Wedging deep
          To shore

Pohutukawa grows best close
to the sea, where if often produces 
massive spreading trees that 
overhang the water, the huge
branches growing out almost 
horizontally.  Its deep roots 
enable the tree to cling to steep 
banks and rocks and remaing there.