Travels with jess + aaron

Here we are on our second day of our first artist residency, in the Wairarapa region, near Wellington, NZ, staying in a splendid olive grove – native plant food forest with visionary owners Gaye and Michael. Our two-fold project includes creating portals in the landscape and an art+science study of eels. The Maori name for NZ is ‘world of the long clouds’, Aotearoa, more on that tomorrow. Note in the image: native cabbage tree, flax plant and in the stream, eels.