Kim Whalen

About mentee Kim Whalen / About mentor Beatrice Brovia

Kauri Taonga

Kauri Taonga

So while everything putrefies, wars waging, beauties forms are eternal. I seek to honour the ephemeral by exalting it’s neglected, life giving roots, as well as its ephemeral shells. I carry this vessel, inside here watching, eyes that commit, tenacious bleeding heart...

PROCESS

PROCESS

What blooms, dies. Mortality, subject to the processes of nature, is beyond our control. And yet we celebrate life. We exalt a flowers essence - its freshness and singularity- on a literal pedestal, by making its fleetingness exquisitely visible. All too often,...

The Importance of Preservation

The Importance of Preservation

The lessons of preservation, something that I have been forced to focus on these last 6 months, even the last year. One year seems like such an arbitrary number now. One year. One year older. One year living alone in the middle of the bush land of the New Zealand...

Kaimōhū

Kaimōhū

The forest said Numb hospitality. I don’t want to talk about it. Still listening to everyone else’s problems. I love you like I don’t love myself. I sing for you tomorrow. Sick of being afraid. Tear my page. You wild peaceful being Nothing or no one will ever compare....

Symbiosis

Symbiosis

Silently a flowers blooms, In silence it falls away; Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,                 The whole of the flower, the whole of                 the world is blooming. This is the talk of the flower, the truth                 Of the blossom; The...

MOVING MEDITATION

MOVING MEDITATION

I cant even beginning to express how important meditation is to my practice. And especially my life. There are so many ways to meditate. Sitting and closing your eyes is only one. One of my favourite ways to meditate is through movement. Almost all my life I have been...

judge

judge

  I am a multifaceted human being and artist. I am not going to restrict myself to one medium. My identity and individuality are important to me. I will be all encompassed. Without forgiveness given. Try not to misunderstand me. I have the best intentions.      ...

PRECIOUS

PRECIOUS

People forget how precious everything is. Especially life, time and nature. Unfortunately society is exploitative. Most of us are caught up in the game in some way or another. Probably fighting to escape. We will spend our entire life times releasing and healing from...

Harakeke

Harakeke

I have been none stop thinking about harakeke. I finally had the opportunity presented to me to be taught by an amazing woman named Puawai. She passed onto me so much beautiful knowledge about the harakeke plant and about the traditional and sacred Maori ceremonial...

Disconnect

Disconnect

The Situation. I finally got my jeweler's bench down into the bottom of my hut! The pot belly stove needs complete replacing. So no heating and we are at the start of winter and not to mention its extremely damp and wet living right in the NZ bush! The power has been...