John Reynolds

Sun Tree Beginning

Sun Tree Beginning by John Reynolds

Artwork Detail

Sun Tree Beginning layers images and signs. A tree of life, whose raw, fleshy form comes from a 12th-century fresco of the Garden of Eden held in Madrid’s Prado Museum, is compared to a shaky diagram which could equally be a timber construction or a road map. John Reynolds ranges freely over grids and coordinates, his visual sources have an

international scope. With lurid colours that evoke blood or advertising, he creates a map of veins, or city streets. ‘It’s an ongoing fascination for me . . . the ways geography and history

get smudged.’

Sun Tree Beginning
John Reynolds
Production date
acrylic, wax crayon, and oil stick on board
2400 x 2400 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
Copying restrictions apply
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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