Worth

Worth

Value, importance, worthiness, usefulness, meaningfulness, significance, stature, measurement, control. How you are perceived by others and how you perceive yourself. How an object is perceived by its maker, its seller, its buyer and its audience. Emperor’s New...
Beget

Beget

For CODA I’ve been exploring ideas around genealogy, genetics and family trees. What kinship do my pieces share with the three original works they are responding to? How many branches of the family tree separate them and what are the different lineages that...
Mind the gap

Mind the gap

The starting point of the work I am going to make for Te Uru is Billy Apple’s The Cut Away. To quote from Te Uru’s website, ‘This is part of an ongoing series, started in the 1970s, in which Apple has critiqued the ways that exhibition spaces...
Pendent opera interrupta

Pendent opera interrupta

A month ago I started a new job. For four weeks I have been in full-time training which has meant that any progress on my Handshake work has been unwillingly short-changed. For four weeks I have been coming home during the week and slumping on the sofa. staring...
Dialogue and Response

Dialogue and Response

Handshake 5 kicked off with an intense four day workshop run by Roseanne Bartley at Te Auaha.  I’m still processing that workshop so am not able to fully analyse its impact on my practice. Suffice to say, it was enjoyable, invigorating, convivial and thought...
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...
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:...
Interdisciplinary Inspiration

Interdisciplinary Inspiration

I was listening to a podcast on a very wet dog walk today. The podcast was WTF with Marc Maron and it was a replay of an interview he did with Anthony Bourdain in 2011 – http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/repost-anthony-bourdain-from-2011 I would not describe myself...
Extincted

Extincted

On Saturday night, Dave and I went to this show. Dave had seen a poster and we knew we both admired the artist’s work, having seen it adorn the streets of Wellington since we first moved here in 2007. Being the middle-class, middle-aged sticklers for promptness...
London Stock

London Stock

I’ve had this project in mind for a while now and think that it might be what I will concentrate on for the next few months. The project is at the very very early stages but it’s based on London Stock brick. For more information on London Stock brick, see...

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