"Orangutan baby orphans swing from the trees as they enjoy the Ubar fruits. Sitting and painting for several hours in this idyllic scene, as the orphaned orangutans are cared for and allowed to develop their natural behaviours of feeding, playing and nest building, I am struck by the similarities there are between us and orangutans. They really are the 'Person of the Forest'. Beautiful."
John Dyer: In the 1950s simple neutral frames became popular for St Ives artists. John chooses an off-white so the lightest tones appear in the painting. The moulding is a variation of 'Salvator Rosa' from Italy. Hand finished in almond white paint.