DOCKING, Shay

City Amongst Tiered Cones

1970
Oil Pastel On Hardboard
970 x 770mm

Docking came to live in New Zealand in 1965 when her husband, the art historian Gil Docking, was appointed director of the Auckland City Art Gallery. This 1970 painting clearly takes Auckland’s volcanic cones as its starting point. The energy behind volcanic forms inspired much of Docking’s work in the late 1960s and allowed her to give visual form to her convictions about the influence of landscape on individual and collective psychological experience.