Volkers email

Volkers email

Simply this is a copy of Volkers last email. We have got a great grove going on. We speak at the opposite ends of the day about all things, from football, the heat, the cold and the devil called ‘schmuck’. Volker wanted an image and so I sent this one...
Intersection / Polarity

Intersection / Polarity

A different kind of Polarity… It’s not news that there’s a considerable overlap and intersection between different art practices. Maybe one of the least expected intersections could be the relationship between hip-hop and traditional art movements...
On another planet

On another planet

Fueled by a bowl of porridge and a walk on the skyline my mind was sure to wander.  You wondered about that cow picture didn’t you?!  Walking lets my imagination roam free and is a necessary part of my process. What my hands and mind have been up to lately: Lots...
Through a Glass Darkly

Through a Glass Darkly

Photograph – http://antlersandstone.com/product/large-grey-french-heavily-foxed-mirror/ Quotation – ‘Discovering Cook’s Collections’, ed. Michelle Hetherington and Howard Morphy I’m working on two exhibitions at the moment, the...
Laws of attraction

Laws of attraction

Working largely with recycled materials,  I’m interested in how certain objects and materials attract me in whilst others I’ll toss aside. Am I the magnet or are they? Most artists are collectors of stuff but give a group of artists (the same) materials...
Thoughts on Polarity

Thoughts on Polarity

  Twelve artists drawn together for our desire and vision to use our hands and minds to make jewellery and objects.  Handshake provides the platform to spring forward. Sometimes we dip, and others we dive into unknown territory to make pieces that reveal...
there to here

there to here

Its hard to map my handshake journey so far..I started out at a bit of a low point, a bit unsure of myself and my abilities, unsure of my direction..I can say the road has been pretty tough personally but very worthwhile. alongside the handshake4 shows and...
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...
Polarity

Polarity

Contrary- perversely inclined to disagree or do the opposite of what is expected or desired. It seems the title of ‘Polarity’ has exposed words that I use to hear. I really wasn’t a rebellious child but I now live in New Zealand when others don’t. I see a beauty in...
Hemispherical Polarity

Hemispherical Polarity

For the upcoming and final (how did that come around so quickly?) HS4 show at Corban Art Centre, we have decided on the title ‘Polarity’. We were asked to write a few words to illuminate our various responses to this title and this was my response:...

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