Metamorphosis & Transformation

Metamorphosis & Transformation

Metamorphosis and Transformation are concepts that are frequently explored in art, and the chrysalis is a popular motif used to signify it. While this is a well-trodden road, there is something so appealing about the magic of the process and its visual drama. The...
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...
Juggling

Juggling

  Blog#4 I was lucky enough to visit with Sam Kelly who participated in Handshake 1 and her beautiful newborn baby boy at her home in New Plymouth recently. Such a lovely person to meet, we talked about the tenacity needed to continue making as a mum and constant...
Cut outs

Cut outs

BLOG#3 On the home front I have been busy in the workshop exploring and developing some new bits and pieces, still sketching and the workbook is filling up. I have been working on cut outs, folding rooster and calf pile …about an intensification of farming...
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...
BOX

BOX

I’ve been thinking about the nature of identity and its connection to the experience of our gender and sexuality. The female genitalia has been represented in art since the dawn of humankind. It’s been responded to in a myriad of ways by various cultures and ‘stages’...
Adventures in pewter

Adventures in pewter

Last year when I was spending some time in London, I did an experimental casting workshop at Cockpit Arts with Katrin Spranger and Kelvin J Birk. In this workshop I discovered the joys of working with pewter. Its low melting point enables it to be melted down...
Exploring Ideas

Exploring Ideas

HS4 Blog thoughts 10-4-17   Talking shadows with Volker. I have to admit I am somewhat frustrated. It is great to have this ‘conversation’ with such a great maker but what is really niggling at me is the fact we can’t do it face to face over beer! This surprises...

White Trash

So another idea is to collect all the white trash out of ours, and anyone who is willing to save it for me to turn into a sculptural form and install it in The See Here Gallery.  I’m imagining it pouring from ceiling to floor. Why white: I’m interested in...

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