Peter Peryer

Pine Tree, Japan

Pine Tree, Japan by Peter Peryer

Artwork Detail

Pinus thunbergia also called black pine, is the Japanese black pine native to coastal areas of Japan. One of the oldest trees on Earth, it is noted for the decorative black bark which forms on old specimens. Frequently, the trunks are trained from a young age to profile the beauty of the bark’s scaly patterns and crusty texture. Being resistant to pollution it has become one of the pre-eminent ornamental trees in Japanese public parks.

Pine Tree, Japan
Peter Peryer
Production date
inkjet on paper
785 x 598 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with funds from the Elise Mourant Bequest, 2019
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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