This painting focuses on the above ground roots of the mangroves. Some are pencil-like, others are stiff or flexible, elongated conical. Knee roots are thick and nobbly while there are also buttresses which are like sinuous planks and stilt roots. Some mangroves have a heart root system, like anchors in all directions, to give them stability from the tides. They survive in all sorts of conditions and can
grow in different areas like muddy, sandy, rocky or coral-like soils and coasts.