Strangling space

Strangling space

When a collection of works is in response to a gallery space the volume and shape of the space can (potentially) over-ride/rule the works, if we let it. What if we “strangled the space” and bent it to our will rather than being beholden to it? The space...
“Zig-Zag”

“Zig-Zag”

My personality is one that thrives on order. While not a precise person by nature I do like things to be “tidy”. There’s something about a zig-zag that fits perfectly with my desire for order and my inability to subscribe to strict precision. Terhi...
Unicum

Unicum

I love words and I love discovering words that describe concepts concisely and precisely. When I saw the word “Unicum” on the sheet next to the Jantje Fleischhut work I’ll be responding to from the CODA Museum collection I was excited. UNICUM:...
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....

The end

And so we reach the end of the Handshake 4 journey… A journey that’s involved emails, messages and video conversations sent over a distance of more than 13,463 kms. It’s involved time a difference of 19 hours with one rising for the day and the other...
Dual Process

Dual Process

When we’re making decisions we approach the process using two different systems of thinking. In Psychology, the name for this process is called “Dual Process Theory”. The first system is our intuition. It’s swift, automatic, subconscious and...
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...
Polarities

Polarities

The magic in life’s about polarities- without light there’s no shadow. I’ve been thinking about our up-coming show Polarity and the kind of work I want to make given the nature of the space, the installation plan and the title of the group show. The...
Community

Community

There is nothing like the coming together of like-minded people who are supportive, engaged and passionate about the same thing you are. The Contemporary Jewellery community in NZ is just such a community.    
Greatness & smallness

Greatness & smallness

There are some inspirations and admirations that stand the test of time. In fact, centuries of time already. I’ve been looking at the work of one of the most impressive creators, inventors, scientists and artists of all time- Leonardo Da Vinci. Such intellect,...
Nocebo Effect

Nocebo Effect

I haven’t been well recently and the idea of a placebo has taken on a new dimension for me while I try and self-heal. As I’ve been doing further research into the placebo effect I’ve discovered another effect, the nocebo effect. The nocebo effect...
Placebo Effect

Placebo Effect

For the Handshake 4 ‘Leanings’ show at Pah Homestead, I made a series of work entitled ‘Placebo Effect’ with the following artist’s statement: “The placebo effect is a beneficial outcome from an inert treatment. The individual...

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