Autobiographical/CODA

Autobiographical/CODA

Recently, the book Public and Private Worlds: Women in Contemporary New Zealand[1] crossed my path as I scanned through an op shop in Thames. In chapter 5, Women and Art, Anne Kirker speaks of some significant NZ woman artists that have paved the way for coming...
Leftovers/CODA

Leftovers/CODA

My work does not leave me; it travels alongside me in whatever else I am doing in my life. Recently, while retreating on the Coromandal and working on a selection of ‘multiples’ for Coda, I was reminded of one of my notes, that my making process is not about...
The True Nature/CODA

The True Nature/CODA

Chip off the ol’ Block Chippy Prone to error Fallible These are some of my most recent notes taken as I work, thoughts inspired by my making, a select few that resonate with me more than others. At the earlier stages of this investigation of process, Roseanne Bartley...
Dissection/CODA

Dissection/CODA

I am searching for a truth to my materials. How do the materials make me do what I do to them; how does process dictate form? Currently, I have been making notes as I work with the intention of understanding what makes me do to a material, what I do. Dissection is an...
Backtrack/Te Uru

Backtrack/Te Uru

My understanding of the term ‘Actants’ comes mostly from Bruno Latour’s, Technology is Society Made Durable,  where his initial engagement with the reader describes a  scenario of  European hotels displaying notices to remind patrons to return their room keys on...
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....
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...

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