An Exhibition entitled "Pods"

I have a deep abiding love of trees and we are living in a time when trees are ever more important. Sometime ago I found the pod of a tree in the middle of an Auckland Central City Park which I could not identify. Eventually someone identified the tree for me, but I was hooked on pods by then. I have since been fascinated with how trees, such might organisms, produce often tiny seeds which they wrap in a variety of intricate pods/cones/wings etc.  I set out to draw some simple graphite sketches to show just a few of these.

Below you will find these sketches of  both native and exotic trees.  Each sketch is very simple, and it only shows the pod/cone etc on a branch no leaves (to remove clues). As each pod/cone etc scrolls by hover over the title to see what I think it might be and there are two sets (scroll down) to look through.  Please note any errors are purely the fault of the artist.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items each framed sketch is $200 nzd.  Please email

Pod 1Monkey Hand Tree
Pod 2Liquidamber sp.
Pod 3Cupressus sp.
Pod 4Cupressus sp.
Pod 5Thornless Honey Locust (Gleditsia)
Pod 6Japanese Larch (Larix kaempferi)
Pod 7Bottle Brush (Callistemon sp.)
Pod 8Oak (Quercus sp.)
Pod 9Kauri (Agathis australis)
Pod 10Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa)
Pod 12Elm (Ulmus)
Pod 13Douglas Fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii)
Pod 14Illiwara Flame Tree (Brachychiton acerifolius)
Pod 15European Larch (Larix decidua)
Pod 16Jacaranda (Jacaranda mimosifolia)
Pod 17Lacebark (Hoheria populnea)
Pod 18Kowhai (Sophora)
Pod 19Pohutukawa (Metrosideros)
Pod 20Paulownia (Not for Sale)
Pod 21Silky Oak (Grevillea) (Not for Sale)