Nikau, Medium Art Block - Robyn Forbes
Tucked away and surrounded by an amazing orchard, birds and plant life, Robyn Forbes creates a gorgeous range of Art Blocks from the inspiration she gains at her home in Opotiki.
In this piece Robyn Forbes has transformed the Nikau into a beautiful piece of art.
Robyn Forbes has developed a process to protect her paintings in resin, making them ideal for sending overseas as a gift or souvenir.
The Nikau is the only palm species native to mainland New Zealand. Its natural range is coastal and lowland forest on the North Island, and on the South Island as far south as Okarito (43°20′S) in the west and Banks Peninsula (43°5′S) in the east..
The Nikau grows up to 15 m tall, with a stout green trunk which bears grey-green leaf scars. The trunk is topped by a smooth bulging crownshaft up to 1m long. The fronds are up to 3m long, and the closely-set, sometimes overlapping leaflets are up to 1 m long. The tightly packed flowers are unisexual and coloured lilac to pink.
- Width – 95mm
- Height – 147mm
- Depth – 16mm