Kylie Sinkovich

About mentee Kylie Sinkovich / About mentor Benjamin Lignel

Polarity thoughts and talks

Polarity thoughts and talks

Peter requested that I make my small intro talk for our opening into a blog so here it is 🙂 I will be sharing a few ideas with you on Polarity: the meeting of opposites; two forces, opposing yet mutually interdependent. It’s all real, and it’s all a dream. All...

Inner Worlds and Outer Worlds

Inner Worlds and Outer Worlds

It appears that our mentorship programme is two thirds of the way done and dusted. I’ve been reflecting on where I’ve come from to where I am now during bouts of insomnia/extreme bursts of mental and physical energy. Everyone has their own private battles and mine is...

Transitory matter

Transitory matter

A duality that in reality is affinity Something so fragile we hold afar but is inordinately near Our co-dependency is echoed in shapes as substances dialogue with each other concerning permeation of deleterious waste We are all transitory matter It is only a matter of...

Beyond boundaries

Beyond boundaries

There are often expectations to push a material to & beyond its boundaries when pursuing a design, form or idea so that is original & unexpected. This usually results in considerable wasted material & failures but is also an invaluable way of making new discoveries...

The act of repair cultivates care

The act of repair cultivates care

My life is imitating my art or my art is imitating my life, which one to be most accurate I’m not sure, but to be honest it is a total bewilderment. The hours that I’ve spent in trial and error of repairing broken objects (originally formed by my hands) have required...

A woman’s work?

A woman’s work?

There was a moment when a piece was waiting for its second firing but instead, was broken into several pieces. In that instant when I stared at the piece while inwardly observing the fragility of the material, the vulnerability of my process and time spent on making...

Repair requires transformation

Repair requires transformation

This month has been a somewhat challenging one. Off the back of last month, apart from a set back with the clay I was using and the time it took to switch over to another, it was feeling potentially like it would be pretty productive and inspired. I had started to...

Temporal events

Temporal events

A large scale installation Antarctica – While you were sleeping that was projection mapped 360 degrees around the exterior of Auckland Museum towards the end of last month impressed me hugely. The scale of the 4 year project stunned but it was the sound score by Rhian...

All that is solid melts into air

All that is solid melts into air

The polar jet streams are something I've been contemplating for a while in regards to climate change. Naturally there are other complex factors when studying this issue but scientists have made strong links between the rising CO2 levels, wandering jet streams, recent...