Healing

Healing

‘Heal’ Wood, latex, liquid rubber, paint   I had another mentor session with Vincent. A session where I was pushed into uncomfortable places and asked to explain my position. What we both knew was that I didn’t really have one yet. We initially talked...
March Jealous Saboteurs

March Jealous Saboteurs

In March, I met Francis on the day her survey exhibition Jealous Saboteurs opened in Christchurch.  Busy times however that didn’t stop her from making a space in her day to meet up, share work, give feedback, talk about next steps and have tea from a great set...
Tropical arcadia

Tropical arcadia

Maybe there is something in working with a material or colour that I already have an inherent tension about?  Maybe I am starting from a place of low expectations that put little pressure on a good outcome?  Or at least a good outcome comes as a surprise. Below are...
Maroon, plastic flowers, pearls

Maroon, plastic flowers, pearls

Maroon.  Orange.  Bottle green.  Plastic flowers.  Fake Pearls.  Real Pearls?  Gold? Fake gold.  Paua.  Red.  Love hearts.  These are some of the colours, forms and materials I don’t like or at least have a sense of unease towards them.  My surliness to these...

Statement Jewellery

During our last Skype conversation, Nicolas asked me to think about tools, based on the subject of my first blog post. A few days later he sent me a link to the extraordinary exhibition The Tool At Hand, and whilst reading the catalogue (the pdf of which can be...
fighting chromophobia

fighting chromophobia

Looking back on my past work I can’t help but notice that I favour a monochromatic palette. Majority of my pieces are made of dark stone such as basalt and I often patina metal to black. I’ve done it for so long that it’s become habitual. In the spirit of the...
Dead in my tracks. 30-5-17

Dead in my tracks. 30-5-17

  So instead of working today I had the chance to visit Auckland Art Gallery, for the ‘The Body Laid Bare’ masterpieces from Tate. Everyone I had spoken to re the exhibition had raved about how great it was. Emphasizing the fact that time had to be taken to really...
making badges

making badges

Near the end of March I facilitated another kids badge making workshop at WOMAD for Kidzone it was a blast. I was lucky to have the help of my big sis and some energetic volunteers. All up over the two days the participants made around 800 badges from...

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