Out of Africa

In recent months I’ve been collecting
ebony elephants, so many that
they seem to be wandering around my studio.
(which is also where I live.)
In the background here, is a photo of a house
that my mother lived in when she was a little girl,
the oldest child of a large family.
Several of that family, not only my mother, but her mother
as well are just to the left of the elephant, out of frame, but I guess that’s no
help to you just now.
My grandfather worked for the railways. I think that this photo was taken
near Taihape, below Taupo, in the centre of the North Island.