This painting is part of a series of New Zealand bush paintings.
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120 cm.
'The New Zealand bush is what fascinates me. It is my forth going drive in painting. In order to capture the real thing without painting a realistic image, I need to immerse and then distance myself from it completely. As it's not the shape i'm after, it's the freedom that lies within.' Note from joris' sketchbook, July 2005.