Peter's Tree

Peter's Tree

  • Artist

    William Yaxley

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    wood, fibreglass, feathers, and oil paint

  • Size

    1900 x 1000 x 1000 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1988

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    Jul 1988

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Subjects

    birds, heads (representations), trees, mythology, myths

  • Description

    " 'Peter's Tree' was inspired by the story of an old Pacific Islander who lived in our district (Byfield) in Central Queensland. Peter's main diet was sulphur crested cockatoos." (William Yaxley, 2003)