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The work of Doug Neil speaks of “truth to materials”, a reconciliation of artistic pursuit and the intrinsic quality of the rock he carves. The New Zealand landscape offers marble, granite and volcanic basalt produced millennia ago, revealing fiery origins, compressed, warped and then eroded by wind and water. You do not need to be a geologist to admire nature’s beauty. Familiar patterns appear in the landscape whether it is rivers, creeks, lakes, cliff, mountain or coastline.