Te Uru

Te Uru

Within my practice a particular word stands out for me at this moment.         Bling referring to the sound effect of tinkling bells sound of light hitting something shiny especially valuables to sound like a diamond ring acknowledge its use for tv cartoon – to...
CODA

CODA

My intent with these 3 artists is to question my own practice with a few of each artists highlights. Lucy – the ritual of her objects giving greater strength. Paul – his rugged strong and questioning approach to making. Ruddt – expressing his...
So juicy!

So juicy!

I’m feeling beyond lucky to be starting my third Handshake experience. HS1 (Prentice and Prodigy) emboldened me to develop work that honours my real-life preoccupations. HS3 (Concept and Conception) had me bouncing around the far fringes of expanded jewellery...
Initiating Actions/Te Uru

Initiating Actions/Te Uru

How can things indicate to a human what they what them to do or initiate specific actions? I’m interested in the ideology of objects being used as ‘Actants’; how they can be put in a certain place or paired with other things to make a person act in a particular way....
Space

Space

Looking at Te Uru – the architectural space and the brief to respond to that in some way.  A starting point has been to look at a couple of different artists – Mel Bochner a conceptual artist who from the 1960’s developed a number of formats for making work one of...
Starting point – Lam de Wolf

Starting point – Lam de Wolf

February 20th, 2019 Draping venetian blind   Of course, Lam de Wolf is the first starting point – looking at the broader scope of her work and noting that much of it is closer to contemporary textile art was a definite factor in her appeal, that and the fact that...
Thinking through Making/CODA

Thinking through Making/CODA

The artists I have been paired with, Lucy Sarneel, Reka Fekete, and Attai Chen, all resonate with the idea of Thinking through Making. Similarly, I allow my own work to manifest itself as it develops. I see the theme Rough and Raw as a metaphor for Thinking through...
Much ADO about…

Much ADO about…

I am paired with the ADO collection and contemporary jeweller Lucy Sarneel. The ADO collection is an historical collection of wooden toys designed by Ko Verzuu from mid-1920 to early 1960s. The toys have clean lines and are brightly coloured, inspired by the De Stijl...
Timata

Timata

Timata..begin Ko te whiringa..the choosing Matte black circle curved bezeled convex symmetrical contrasting. Object. I never took notice of the artists but the appearance of the items i choose from Coda. The object pleases my order and i feel when i look at it a need...
Conversation starter

Conversation starter

In Onno Boekhoudts work, there is a freedom and sense of immediacy, a glimpse into the process of a maker. His work seamlessly bridges and defies definition between jewellery, object and material, drawing the viewer in for further consideration. The pieces selected...
Springboard

Springboard

I’ve been carefully reviewing the works that I have been given to respond to; making notes, playing with materials and researching the artists’ work. I’ve received three artists’ works: one from Evert Nijland, Tehri Tolvanen, and Jantje Fleishut....
Here we go again

Here we go again

  February 10th, 2019 Acting out the idea of the fabric brush   The HandShake 5 cohort gathered in Wellington and were treated to an interesting and stimulating Workshop conducted by Roseanne Bartley.  The first of the two exhibitions we will participate in...

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