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 something of...
Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Grid-lines – Process at Toi Poneke

Gabby O’Connor worked with us wholeheartedly for our install at Toi Poneke.   The Grid-lined drop sheet  installation challenged the conventional wall plinth gallery display.  Hand drawn with crayons, the grid lines resembled a page in a workbook.  These were...
Juggling act

Juggling act

  What I found myself thinking as I juggled Handshake commitments, participated in Occupation Artist performances, went to work as a nurse and then tried to have time for my partner, friends and family and time to myself was that I could be spreading myself a bit...
Material changes bring challenge and enthusiasm

Material changes bring challenge and enthusiasm

Sometimes its hard to know when I have exhausted the limits of a material.  Changing from one material to another can create a breathing space, open other doors and let more possibilities unfold.  Other times its a way of avoiding a technical challenge or not knowing...
Transforming an object with more than one medium

Transforming an object with more than one medium

Transforming an object into a completely new form is immensely satisfying.  Equally I’ve discovered is approaching it with watercolour.  Looking at something with liquid paint and then painting it back into existence requires focus and attention to detail.  This...
Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline Compositions

Shoreline compositions So after a break in the weather and a healing injury, I have been able to return to walking.  A Gorgeous weekend provided the opportunity for beach combing along Makara beach. Our oceans have never more been more colourful or clogged with the...