Planes, Trains & Automobiles

These are two of six panels from a building in New Plymouth where E. Mervyn Taylor was commissioned to
make a mural. It was around 1960. Originally the Post Office, it is now an ANZ bank. In 1996 Don Driver was instrumental in saving these. Taylor completed three commissions in New Plymouth.

As a boy I came across this style of mural quite often, but notably, there was one in the Farmers
store in Auckland. It used to fascinate me, and it was a work that I saw quite often as the Farmers was somewhere we always visited on our trips to Auckland.

Later I tried to make photographic versions of this style, never with any success. More recently, I have not felt so interested.