Indulgence with Question Marks

Indulgence with Question Marks

Dorothea Prühl ‘Tiere’  1999 What makes this work so appealing to me? Even looking at Dorothea’s work again and again it doesn’t lose its attractiveness. What causes the appeal and therefore the connection? Those were the questions that kept coming up...
The Art of Finding

The Art of Finding

When I was faced with the pleasure to choose 3 artists out of the amazing collection of the CODA Museum in Apeldoorn it brought up many questions? Why are those particular artists and their work bring something to life and inspire? What makes an artwork speak to you?...
hs4 Experience and Evaluation

hs4 Experience and Evaluation

‘Caught in the Web’ 2018 Evaluation – my personal HS4 program experience and outcome The definition of ‘evaluation’ according to the Online Dictionary: the making of a judgement about the amount, number, or value of something; assessment. This leads...
Love – Passion – Jewellery

Love – Passion – Jewellery

A Week of Indulgence “Unpacking the Language of Things” 12/13 April 2018 organised by Sian van Dyk, Curator at The Dowse, Lower Hutt “NO FILTER” 9 – 15 April 2018 organised by Occupational Artists, Wellington On the world scale of events it would be a...
Doubt versus Confidence

Doubt versus Confidence

Doubt can motivate you, so don’t be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.     Barbara Streisand Doubt versus Confidence Halfway through the mentorship program it was time to reflect on...
Shards

Shards

Rearranging the shards in a broken world A friend recently introduced me to the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, an embracing of the flawed or imperfect. Japanese aesthetics values marks of wear from the use of an object. This can be a rationale for keeping an object...
Language

Language

LANGUAGE Working with my mentor Tanel Venre, during the design phase for the exhibition at The National in Christchurch, he asked a question about the language the individual pieces, and the collection as a whole was speaking. Which language has been used and why?...

How to start – Introduction

Sometimes it feels frightening to make the first mark on a white page. This is very much the feeling I have approaching new projects, people and materials. As with the white page there seems to be a perfection/beauty present that doesn’t want to be disturb. Over...

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