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...
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...
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:...
Back to the grindstone…

Back to the grindstone…

Blog 25  June 25th, 2018 Some of the unresolved experiments and ideas Literally – I’m really needing to use the space between the end of the last HandShake show and the next to get on with some work long delayed by the frenetic activity of the first half of the...
Mirror Mirror

Mirror Mirror

At the beginning of the year, I found two objects that have formed my line of inquiry this year.  One was a shattered car rear vision mirror and the other was a disco ball.  The glitter, the glam, the shatter.   There is something in these objects that appeal to me,...
Words for Philip….

Words for Philip….

Polarity The property of having poles or being polar. “it exhibits polarity when presented to a magnetic needle” the relative orientation of poles; the direction of a magnetic or electric field. plural noun: polarities “the magnetic field peaks in...

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